Bribes, Violence and Match Fixing Taint International Soccer

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A sellout crowd of over 81,000 watches Brazil play Argentina during the second half of an international friendly soccer match on June 9, 2012 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

A Singapore-based organized-crime syndicate operated brazen and widespread match fixing in international soccer games, including in the lead-up to the 2010 World Cup. Declan Hill, investigative journalist, and author of The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime, and The Insider's Guide to Match-Fixing in Footballdiscusses his investigative reporting in the New York Times.