The football betting-mafia is internationally connected, cunning and quick. How susceptible is the game to manipulation? Kick off! Life shows what happens when criminals want to make money with football, and how they can be caught.
Germany's lower house of parliament has passed a law against match fixing and betting fraud. Both the German football association and the company that operates the Bundesliga have welcomed the move.
A new study has uncovered what it described as unusual betting activity surrounding the Bundesliga games of three referees over a five-year period. However, it notes that this does not amount to proof of match fixing.
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