The man behind Football Leaks was tried for 89 computer intrusion offences and one extortion attempt. The court found him guilty of almost all of them. But an amnesty for young offenders approved due to Pope Francis's recent visit to Portugal cleared him of 79 of those charges.
While Manchester City was celebrating its latest Premier League triumph, a young man was running for his life from a Cambodian “cyber slavery” compound connected to the club’s mysterious betting partner 8XBet.
Internal documents suggest that former head of Fifa Legends Miguel Macedo was offered tickets by Fifa to at least six games played at the World Cup in Qatar, despite having been found guilty in 2020 of sexual harassment towards a young female Fifa subordinate by both an internal and an external investigation.
Slovenia’s women’s national team has had enough of their coaching staff and the association’s leadership. In an open letter to the Slovenian FA they detail the bullying, inappropriate language, sexism, racism and body-shaming they have faced.
Qnet, an official partner of Manchester City since 2014, has been implicated in human trafficking investigations, and faces ongoing allegations that it is a Ponzi scheme which contributes to suicide and financial ruin.
Criminals are exploiting lack of regulation of friendly matches and targeting new regions and different clubs in countries where these matches have been previously manipulated but not investigated.
The King of Cypriot football has been crowned – again. Like all coronations, there is no rival but the game is far from healthy in the realm of Giorgos Koumas, under whose presidency the failings of the Cyprus Football Association (CFA) were mercilessly exposed before he was re-elected unopposed.
Threats of rape. Jailed for asking your employer to pay the promised salary. Beatings. Migrants working on World Cup projects tell stories of horrific abuse.
Multiple club-owner 777 – a US private investors group – has a patchy record in honouring its financial commitments and is the subject of several court actions in the USA. So who are they, and where does the money come from?
Aston Villa FC have just signed a three-year, eight-figure sponsorship deal with BK8, a gambling operator which is licensed in the United Kingdom but carries out its activities almost exclusively in Far Eastern countries where sports gambling is illegal.
Unregulated betting operators are using data from Sportradar, the same company tasked with protecting Brazilian football from match-fixing. The Brazilian Government has called for Federal Police to open an inquiry into fixed in-play events in Brazilian football.
In June 2020 Norwegian player agent Atta Aneke paid David Datro Fofana’s mother 20 000 euro, according to a voice message. Fofana later signed for Molde FK for free. In their submission to CAS, Molde accuses Abidjan City of ‘extortion’.