On the last Friday, December 23, the FIFA issued an official communiqué in which it revealed whether or not there was match-fixing in any of the 64 matches of the World Cup Qatar 2022. The World Cup ended with the duel between Argentina vs. France, which ended in favor of the ‘Albiceleste’ in a penalty shootout.
This was the first World Cup where FIFA launched a specialized group whose task was to supervise in detail whether or not there was any bad practice or match manipulation.
“As part of its remit, the task force reviewed monitoring reports from legal betting markets, conducted investigations in various jurisdictions, and reviewed surveillance at competition venues for suspicious conduct. No threats of match manipulation were detected in any of the matches played during the competition.
The composition of the working group ensured that the response to any alerts about possible match manipulation and integrity issues during the FIFA World Cup was competent, coordinated and timely.”
Let’s remember that, in the final, Argentina drew 3-3 with France in the 120 regulation minutes and then the South Americans prevailed from the penalty shootout, thus achieving their third international star.
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