The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting financial losses have meant an increased risk of corruption in many industries. In order to call attention to the threat of match-fixing in football, FIFA joined with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and launched a campaign against match-fixing on 9 December.
It features FIFA legends appealing to athletes, coaches and others to remain alert to match manipulation and to use the available channels to report potential incidents or offers. The campaign supports the goal of the agreement that UNODC and FIFA signed in September to jointly combat match-fixing and corruption in sport, also protecting children, young athletes and others from violence and exploitation in the process.
Among the reporting platforms FIFA makes available as confidential, secure channels is Business Keeper’s BKMS® whistleblowing system, which enables people to report potential incidents and gives them the option to remain entirely anonymous if they wish.