UEFA, Interpol team against fixing, violence
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
NYON, Switzerland (AP) -- UEFA and international police liaison agency Interpol are teaming up against match-fixing and violence in stadiums.
Interpol has agreed to work with UEFA by sending support teams to police the 2012 European Championship in Poland and Ukraine.
UEFA says its president Michel Platini met with Interpol secretary general Ronald Noble on Wednesday, and will sign a memorandum of understanding to formalize the working partnership.
Interpol has previously committed to help soccer bodies prevent match-fixing worldwide.
It signed a 10-year agreement with FIFA last year to create an education center in Singapore teaching players, referees and officials how to resist and report offers to corrupt matches.