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The Fix (Might) Be On

On June 21, 2011 By Paul Russell

According to a report from German newspaper Der Spiegel, FIFA (soccer’s international governing body) is looking into suspicious betting patterns during several recent soccer matches. In particular, during a recent exhibition match between Nigeria and Argentina, more than $1.5 million was wagered in the final ten minutes of the game that Argentina [...]

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The International Federation of Association Football, commonly known as FIFA, is making international sports headlines this week amid allegations of corruption. FIFA is the international governing body of football (better known as soccer to us Americans). Lord David Triesman, the former chairman of The Football Association (FA) and the head of England’s failed 2018 World Cup bid, accused [...]

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Besides the NBA playoffs, the 2010 World Cup has been the sporting event of the summer that has captured American attentions, even those of us who usually do not follow soccer. Although my interest has waned a little since the U.S. team lost to Ghana in a round sixteen match, I think that Americans, [...]

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