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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
FIFA, Interpol target match-fixing

Associated Press

ZURICH -- FIFA and international police agency Interpol will meet next week to step up soccer's fight against match-fixing and corrupt betting.

FIFA says president Sepp Blatter and Interpol secretary general Ronald Noble will announce progress after a session scheduled Monday at FIFA headquarters.

Blatter has acknowledged soccer's problem with international matches being organized specifically for betting scams.

In February, two exhibitions -- involving Latvia and Bolivia, Estonia and Bulgaria -- were played in Turkey where all seven goals were scored from penalties.

FIFA charged six match officials from Hungary and Bosnia over their alleged part in the fixes.