LEGAL

Integrity

WHAT WE DO

As stated in its Statutes, one of FIFA’s core objectives is to promote the integrity of football. As such, FIFA has adopted an effective approach towards the fight against all forms of manipulation and/or the unlawful influencing of football matches or competitions.

The main principles of FIFA’s integrity initiative are the promotion of integrity and the protection of football matches and competitions. This means promoting integrity internally and to the public at all times, as well as protecting football matches and competitions against match manipulation as far as possible and under all circumstances.

Within the FIFA Legal and Compliance Division, FIFA has streamlined and optimised its internal structures by creating the FIFA Integrity Department (FIFA Integrity). FIFA Integrity is in charge of implementing FIFA’s integrity initiative, by establishing preventive measures to protect FIFA competitions, by conducting preliminary investigations in connection with match manipulation and integrity, by engaging with various partners in order to expand its integrity network, as well as by assisting the member associations and confederations to develop their own integrity initiatives.


Protecting Football

MONTPELLIER, FRANCE - JUNE 10: Referee Ri Hyang Ok places her red card in her pocket prior to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group E match between Canada and Cameroon at Stade de la Mosson on June 10, 2019 in Montpellier, France. (Photo by Naomi Baker - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Match Manipulation

Match manipulation can be defined as the unlawful influencing or alteration, directly or by an act or omission, of the course, result or any other aspect of a football match or competition. Match manipulation can be committed for various reasons, the...

Integrity Protecting the Game Betting
Betting in Football

Betting is a growing industry worldwide and FIFA estimates that the total global turnover from betting on football tournaments is worth billions. While this industry represents a source of funding for the game, it also represents a risk to the integr...

Betting Fraud detection system
Betting Fraud Detection System 

In February 2017, FIFA concluded an agreement with Sportradar with a view towards being provided with a full suite of monitoring, education and intelligence services to further strengthen the integrity of football around the globe.

Reporting Mechanisms

FIFA provides dedicated and highly secure whistleblowing systems so that individuals can report any form or knowledge of potential match manipulation or integrity-related misconduct.

Integrity Support

Integrity Promoting Integrity Integrity Support
Integrity support for Member Associations

FIFA understands that to best promote integrity and protect football matches and competitions worldwide from match manipulation and integrity-related misconduct, coordination, joint efforts and support from and to football stakeholders are key.

KNOKKE-HEIST, BELGIUM - DECEMBER 01 : The players of Club Brugge pictured during a training session prior to the UEFA Champions League Group stage - group F match between Club Brugge and FC Zenit Saint Petersburg at the Club Brugge training centre on December 01, 2020 in Knokke-Heist, Belgium , 1/12/2020 FOOTBALL : Entrainement - Club Bruges - Ligue des Champions - Knokke-Heist - 01/12/2020 PhotoNews/Panoramic PUBLICATIONxINxGERxSUIxAUTxHUNxONLY
Integrity Material Explained

FIFA has produced a number of materials designed to support its member associations and the confederations in developing and implementing their own integrity initiatives at national and/or regional level.

Leading cases
Leading Cases

Over recent years, FIFA has been extremely active in prosecuting match manipulation cases in the context of its respective football matches and competitions.

Integrity Programmes & Tools
FIFA Integrity has developed various programmes and educational activities in order to raise awareness and promote integrity worldwide.
FIFA Global Integrity Programme
FIFA Global Integrity Programme

The programme, developed in collaboration with the UNODC, will deliver the knowledge and tools needed to prevent and fight match manipulation as well as to promote integrity by setting up successful and sustainable initiatives at member association level.

LYON, FRANCE - JULY 03: A general view is seen during sunset in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Semi Final match between Netherlands and Sweden at Stade de Lyon on July 03, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images )
Integrity e-Learning

The FIFA Integrity e-Learning Tutorial is aimed at promoting integrity by educating those involved in football about the threat of match manipulation, and thereby protecting the integrity of football matches and competitions worldwide.

SAMARA, RUSSIA - JULY 07:  England players make their way on the pitch for warm up prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Sweden and England at Samara Arena on July 7, 2018 in Samara, Russia.  (Photo by David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
FIFA INTEGRITY OFFICERS' COMMUNITY PLATFORM

The Community Integrity Officers Platform is the first community-driven digital portal focused exclusively on the work of integrity officers in member federations and confederations.

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