Football’s governing body, FIFA, is determined to start offering whistle-blowers financial rewards and amnesty for information on match-fixing and other corruption in the sport.
FIFA has cited mounting evidence that international and club matches are being targeted by gangs who bribe players and referees.
The organization’s security chief Chris Eaton told a news-conference in London that starting in January a “rewards program” will be launched for those willing to help get rid of corruption in the game.
Eaton says there will be a hotline and amnesty for those players, officials and administrators who may have been involved in fixing games.
Elsewhere, FIFA and Interpol are reported to have come to terms on a $20 million partnership agreement intended to assist in the prevention and eradication of the problem.