Test your knowledge in match-fixing
This Online Educational Tool has been created for players, coaches, referees and football stakeholders to raise awareness about match-fixing.
For your information, the definition of match-fixing was established by the Council of Europe’s Convention on the Manipulation of Sport Competitions, known as Macolin Convention. The definition is the following one used at international level :
Manipulation of sport competitions means an intentional arrangement, act or omission aimed at an improper alteration of the result or the course of a sport competition in order to remove all or part of the unpredictable nature of the aforementioned sport competition with a view to obtaining an undue advantage for oneself or for others.Start
What is the main value realted to match-fixing ?
In the spirit of sport, games are played with several values. Those below are present in a football game and concern all of us. Match-fixing touches one of those values and places the whole game in extreme danger.
How many form(s) of duress exists in match-fixing ?
Duress concerns the fact of forcible restraint or restriction. In match-fixing, we can see diverse events which can lead to a match-fixing situation. This could also be defined to get someone act in a way he does not wish or which is not in his best interest.
From this list of people, who has the most influence for match-fixers ?
These three people represent some stakeholders of the football industry. These people are on the pitch for a gameday. These three categories of people can all influence the game in one way or another or have a proper power to influence it.
Fair Sport 4 All (FS4A) is a programme that will raise awareness of the threats posed by match-fixing, by educating clubs’ and players on fair sport. What is the code of conduct of FS4A ?
Fair Sport 4 All has developed a code of conduct where you can find 5 main values represented by behaviours. This code can change from one programme to another, but they all contain the same idea: to keep you far from match-fixing.
Here is your dilemma, how should you act if you would be in this situation ?
Maybe it already happened and you have been in this context, and we hope that you took the best decision for your career. We all have friends which we have known for a long time and with whom we have been in touch with, but these contacts, do they generate a positive impact on our career?
What would you do in this situation ?
Different from your previous dilemma, you will need to make a choice in a situation which can be tricky for you. You just finished your training and came out of the dressing room. You see one of your teammates talking with a stranger that you never saw before. You are at quite a distance from them, but you can distinguish some words.
Please indicate your reaction following this type of event :
What do you risk if you are involved in match-fixing cases ?
Match-fixing is a major problem in the sports and football industry. It became an emergency to react against the criminals trying to fix the game. This attitude of match-fixing can have huge repercussions on your career as well as your personal development.
In some countries, match-fixing is a criminal offence which means that it will follow you alongside your career in or out of the football industry.
What does spot-fixing mean? Select the best definition of this term:
The environment of match-fixing considers a lot of particular words referring to certain type of actions. Here is the new definition to identify another term that will potentially help you in your future. This already happened in the football industry several times and have been sanctioned by UEFA.
Tanking of matches is a term used in some match-fixing cases, but what does it mean ?
In the football industry, we have already listened to some stories related to the specific term of tanking of matches. Match-fixing can generate a bad impact on the outcome of a game as well as the trust of your fans in your team. Some scandals have shown the effects of match-fixing on the notoriety of players, clubs, leagues, and even federations at a certain point.
Are you authorized to own financial interest in a betting company ?
All players need to build their future with financial interest or to own business companies such as real estate, participate to the raise of funds of a start-up, buy a football club, etc. You have a potential deal to sign in order to extend your heritage, but should you accept this ?