The International Football Federation (FIFA) announced today that no indications of “manipulation” or irregularities were found in the matches at the recently concluded World Cup in Qatar.
The integrity task force carefully reviewed the footage of the 64 matches played at the World Cup to detect any irregularities or attempts at manipulation. In the submitted report, it is claimed that such cases have not been identified, according to the website of the world house of football.
Legal betting markets have been analyzed, numerous investigations have been carried out in multiple jurisdictions and venue surveillance has been reviewed to prevent any attempt at match manipulation.
FIFA said it will continue to work with members of the Integrity Task Force to safeguard future competitions, starting with the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
FIFA will also continue to develop integrity strategies with confederations, member associations and other stakeholders in the fight against match manipulation.