The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime

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McClelland & Stewart, 2010 - True Crime - 390 pages
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The Fix is the most explosive story of sports corruption in a generation. Intriguing, riveting, and compelling, it tells the story of an investigative journalist who sets out to examine the world of match-fixing in professional soccer.

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Understand how gambling fixers work to corrupt a soccer game and you will understand how they move into a basketball league, a cricket tournament, or a tennis match (all places, by the way, that criminal fixers have moved into). My views on soccer have changed. I still love the Saturday-morning game between amateurs: the camaraderie and the fresh smell of grass. But the professional game leaves me cold. I hope you will understand why after reading the book. I think you may never look at sport in the same way again.

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Insightful and well-researched, shocking even if part of it is true: the role of the mafia and professional gambling syndicates play in fixing soccer matches around the world, including games at the ... Read full review

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A fantastic look into the world of illegal gambling and its threat to the integrity of sports. Declan Hill travels around the world trying to discover why people fix soccer games and how they do it ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Declan Hill is an investigative journalist and academic. He specializes in organized crime and international issues. In the last few years, he has completed documentaries on the killing of the head of the Canadian mafia, blood feuds in Kosovo, and ethnic cleansing in Iraq. Hill has also won awards for documentaries on honour killings in Turkey, and the murder of journalists in the Philippines. He was a Chevening Scholar at Green College, University of Oxford, and received his doctorate for his study of match-fixing in professional soccer.

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