Match Fixing: Case Studies from Greece and Ireland
The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of the current status of soccer match-fixing cases and allegations in Greece and Ireland. It will introduce the reader to the historical background of Greek and Irish football. Further, it will examine cases that have been investigated to date by the football associations, law enforcement and judicial authorities. Match-fixing is a global problem. Greece and Ireland are exposed to this threat no different than any other country. Finally, we will evaluate the effectiveness of the available legislation and administrative tools to combat match-fixing in Greece and Ireland respectively. It will be argued that the legal systems are not robust enough to deal with match-fixing in an efficient manner.
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