What exactly is “match-fixing”?
The stages of match-fixing
The case of Pape Omar FayéFaye describes how he throws his first match. He no longer made an effort to win the ball, and stopped seeking out the most direct route towards the opponent’s goal, passing the ball across the pitch or backwards instead. De facto, of course, you can’t prove a player is actively trying to fix a match purely on the strength of how he or she is playing. Instead – as in Faye’s case – the player has to own up. Since making his confession, Faye has been banned by FIFA from playing anywhere in the world for the rest of his career. A hard lesson indeed for a young man who has not learnt any profession other than football. Further information find here.
Stage 1 - The Approach
Stage 3 - The Acceptance
Stage 2 - The Offer
Stage 4 - The Delivery
The consequences under association law
Austrian Football Association Disciplinary Regulations
§ 111a Violation of the principles of fair play
- Suspension from 1 to 12 compulsory games;
- Functional suspension from one month to one year;
- fine of up to € 15,000;
- Playing of one or more matches under exclusion of part or all of the public;
- Deduction of points;
- Exclusion from competition;
- Forced relegation;
- Exclusion from the association.
Offenses according to this regulation become time-barred after 5 years.
§ 113 Bribery
a player an unlawful advantage for him or for a third person directly or indirectly
offers, promises or grants an unlawful advantage for him or for a third person, directly or indirectly, so that the bribed person violates the rules and regulations, shall be punished with sanctions as follows:
- Suspension from 8 to 72 compulsory games;
- Functional suspension for 6 months up to 3 years;
- fine from € 500,-- to € 15.000,--;
- exclusion from competition;
- deduction of points;
- compulsory relegation;
- stadium ban;
- exclusion from the Association.
person or fails to report such an attempt to the responsible association without delay shall be punished
Association shall be punished in the same manner.
Offenses according to this regulation become time-barred after 5 years, unless they fall under section 47 para. 3.
§ 114 Inadmissible Sports Betting
§ 115a Failure of Duty to Report
The 3 R's
Ombudsman Office Play Fair Code
Attorneys at law
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The Ombudsman office advises and offers guidance on how to best handle suspicious and potentially dangerous situations in relation to match fixing.
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