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FIFA delays match-fixing whistleblowers’ hotline

The opening of a hotline to help tackle match-fixing has been delayed; a new opening-date has not yet been set

AP, Monday 30 Jan 2012
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FIFA says a whistleblowers’ hotline to help fight match-fixing will not now open as planned on Wednesday.

FIFA has cited “administrative issues” for the delay, and has not set a new date to launch the anti-corruption initiative.

FIFA insists it “remains committed to implementing this measure as soon as possible.”

The hotline was to be run independently by an outside organisation and operate throughout 2012.

FIFA is offering a plea-bargaining amnesty for just three months to players, coaches, referees and officials who report their own involvement or connections to fixing scams.

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