Establishing collaboration between Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and the AFC

Establishing collaboration between Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and the AFC

Background

Sport is intrinsically human activity typically idealised by courage, integrity, and fair play. It unites people, surpassing disparity in culture, language and beliefs. Football like other sports has engaged millions of people around the globe in the form of participants and spectators, primarily due to the thrill and unpredictability of competition, and the skill and determination of athletes.

Over time, the world of sports including football has undergone a remarkable evolution resulting in many opportunities as well as challenges. Elements such as increased professionalization and expansion of the scope of the football industry, pooled with a comprehensive implementation of good governance principles have reaped many benefits. However, a key drawback of this evolution has been the emergence of associated risks which primarily entail the exploitation of football for illegitimate purposes. Match-fixing or match-manipulation which it...

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