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Fixing football

It is a game of dreams, of passion of heightened emotions which crosses the borders of the world. Football has been called ‘The Glory Game’. But how tarnished is the sport which has given us so many magical moments.

Italian football has been rocked by a spate of scandals and investigations are still going on into match fixing. Can supporters trust the game they love?

On the Frontline has been to Italy to talk to former players and one prosecutor who is leading a major match-fixing investigation.

Declan Hill author of the critically acclaimed book ‘The Fix’ points the finger and Europol Director Rob Wainwright outlines the action which is being taken across Europe in a bid to rid the game of cheating.

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