London, Sept 20 (ANI): FIFA's former head of security Chris Eaton has said that football needs a global body to deal with match fixing because the game is in crisis.
According to the BBC, 680 suspect games have been identified between 2008 and 2011 and police in Singapore have arrested 14 people said to be part of a gang involved in global football match fixing.
Eaton said that a 'global intelligence system' would see information shared more easily and action taken quicker.
In February, European police agency Europol said that hundreds of games worldwide, including those in the Champions League and World Cup qualifiers, had been linked to a match-fixing syndicated, the report said.
A month later, the Football Association contacted all 22 Conference South clubs after concerns over suspicious betting patterns in the division, the report added. (ANI)