Sunday, Apr 20, 2014Sunday, Apr 20, 2014
 

Football: Uefa wants uniform European action against match-fixing

Published on Dec 13, 2013 6:12 AM
PRINT EMAIL
 
UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino smiles during a press conference on December 12, 2013 after the last UEFA Executive Committee meeting of the year in the northern Spanish Basque city of Bilbao. UEFA wants consistent sanctions against match-fixing across Europe and has drafted an 11-point plan to help make that happen, general secretary Gianni Infantino said on Thursday. -- PHOTO: AFP 

(REUTERS) - Uefa wants consistent sanctions against match-fixing across Europe and has drafted an 11-point plan to help make that happen, general secretary Gianni Infantino said on Thursday.

"For Uefa, the fight against match-fixing is a top priority but it is important that all over Europe there is as uniform an approach as possible against it," he told reporters after a meeting of Uefa's executive committee in Bilbao, Spain.

It was important for European soccer's governing body to have concrete and effective policies to fight any possible match-fixing which must be met with harsh sanctions, he added.

The draft plan will be sent to all 54 European FAs calling on them to agree consistent proposals to put before the Uefa Congress in Astana, Kazakhstan in March for approval.

 
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here