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FIFA to introduce amnesty for match-fixers

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Oct. 17, 2011, 6:05 p.m. | World — by Associated Press

Whistleblowers will be offered financial rewards and an amnesty to provide information on match-fixing and other corruption in football, says FIFA's head of security Chris Eaton.
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FIFA's security chief says whistleblowers will be offered financial rewards and an amnesty to provide information on match-fixing and other corruption in football. World football's governing body has cited mounting evidence that international and club matches are being targeted by criminal gangs who bribe players and referees.

FIFA's head of security Chris Eaton told a conference in London on Monday that "from January next year, I will manage a rewards' program for people in football to tell us about corruption in the sport of football, particularly match-fixing."

Eaton says there will also be a hotline and amnesty for "those players, officials and administrators who have been involved — or potentially involved — in fixing matches."
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