We stand for integrity in football, for a sport you can trust. Having clean competitions is our greatest asset. Matches should not be decided on the gambling market, but on the football field.
For this reason, we have decided to tackle match fixing head-on, by imposing a zero-tolerance policy. We have opted for a combined repressive and preventive approach comprising a wide range of actions and measures.
In September 2013, the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport published the results of an investigation into match fixing in the Netherlands. The report shows that match fixing is not present on a large scale in Netherlands but it is a problem.
We call for a ban on gambling, betting or any other form of financial speculation on a specific subset of a game that can easily be influenced, such as goal kicks, corners, or yellow cards. We believe that, in addition to existing laws and regulations covering scams and fraud, a new gambling law would provide the legal tools to tackle match and spot fixing.