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 By Nicolas Anil

AFF to monitor 550 betting operators in fight for clean 2016 Suzuki Cup

ESPN FC's Mark O'Dea is joined by Malaysia's Safee Sali to look ahead to Malaysia's aspirations at the 2016 AFF Cup.
ESPN FC's Jason Dasey talks to Malaysia internationals, past and present, to get their predictions on who will win the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup.
Dato' Sri Azzuddin Ahmad, AFF
AFF general-secretary Datuk Seri Azzuddin says match fixers are finding creative ways to beat anti-corruption authorities.

The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) say they will work hard to ensure that that the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup will be free of match-fixing.

Sports data provider Sportsradar will once again be entrusted to monitor over 550 relevant betting operators across all 18 matches of the tournament, which begins on Saturday.

Should they sense any anomaly, the regional body will be notified, along with the authorities.

"The fact that match fixers are everywhere cannot be denied. They are getting increasingly creative...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

FAM demand evidence after fixing claims from ex-FIFA security boss

FAM General Secretary Dato' Haji Hamidin Haji Mohd Amin
FAM boss Datuk Hamidin, far right, demanded that match-fixing allegations be accompanied by evidence.

The FA of Malaysia (FAM) have reacted strongly to allegations made by former FIFA security chief Chris Eaton that the country had become a match-fixing hub in Southeast Asia.

Eaton was quoted by Singapore Straits Times as saying "Malaysia is the epicentere" of illegal football manipulation at a conference at Marina Bay Sands on Monday.

The independent sports integrity advisor went on to praise Singapore for being effective in their fight against the problem over the past few years.

FAM, however,...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Ex-FIFA head of security praises Singapore for match-fixing fight

Singapore
Singapore has successfully reduced match-fixing over the past few years, according to sports integrity experts.

Singapore has been praised for its efforts in fighting the problem of match-fixing by FIFA's former head of security.

Chris Eaton, who's now an independent sports integrity adviser, says that the Republic deserves praise for stamping out the problem on its shores.

"It took a long time, about two to three years, before Singapore stopped saying: 'It's not happening in Singapore, it's none of our business,'" Eaton told the World Lottery Summit at Marina Bay Sands on Monday, as quoted by the Singapore...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Four Laos players 'provisionally suspended' for match-fixing - AFC

Four Laos players were banned for posing a threat to the integrity of the AFC Solidarity Cup.

The Asian Football Confederation has provisionally suspended four Laos international players for 60 days for suspected match-fixing.

The players are Saynakhonevieng Phommapanya, Chintana Souksavath, Moukda Souksavath and Phatthana Syvilay.

They were banned on Monday as their "ongoing participation provided a direct threat to the integrity" in the AFC Solidarity Cup in Malaysia.

The quartet played in Laos' first game in the tournament, which saw a 2-1 win against Sri Lanka on Nov. 3.