Hotline to curb match-fixing

»FIFA has stepped up its fight against match-fixing ahead of next month's World Cup, including setting up a confidential hotline for players, coaches and referees to report any attempts to bribe them, reports Reuters from Johhannesburg.
Football’s governing body said on Friday all matches at the showpiece tournament in South Africa would be monitored by Early Warning System (EWS), a company formed to watch for match-fixing.
"FIFA takes very seriously the fight against irregularities in the betting market and potential match-fixing situations in football," it said in a statement.

Killen skips match to get hitched
»New Zealand forward Chris Killen will skip Saturday's World Cup warm-up against fellow finalists Serbia because he is getting married, reports Reuters from Wellington.
The Middlesbrough striker is leaving training base in Austria to fly back to England for the wedding,.
He will be available for his country's final two warm-up games against Slovenia and Chile.

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