Football authorities vowed Wednesday to excise the "cancer" of match-fixing but said tougher laws were needed worldwide to smash criminal syndicates suspected of rigging hundreds of matches.
FIFA director of security Ralf Mutschke speaks at the opening of a two-day conference by Interpol and FIFA to combat match-fixing in football, in Kuala Lumpur, on February 20, 2013. Football authorities vowed to "eradicate this cancer" of match-fixing from the game.
FIFA's director of security Ralf Mutschke told a two-day gathering with Interpol that the world governing body's "zero tolerance" for match-fixing must be buttressed by "the right policies for law enforcement and the football community".
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