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UEFA chief: Match-fixing is a huge threat

January 22, 2013
By Press Association
UEFA president Michel Platini believes match-fixing poses the greatest threat to the future of football. While acknowledging the continued spectres of racism and violence, for the Frenchman throwing a game would sound the death knell for the game.

Speaking to French radio station RTL, Platini said: "Racism and violence -- it is a little beyond our control because it is not just about football but also affects the public.

"On the other hand we're directly concerned by match-fixing. ...

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