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The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime


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Publisher Comments:

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.

From the Introduction

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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Book News Annotation:

In this reprint from 2008, Hill, an investigative journalist and academic who specializes in organized crime and international issues, investigates the fixing of professional soccer games and related gambling in Asia, Europe, and surrounding the World Cup. He documents how the industry functions and why the fixers have been successful, its link to organized crime, the hundreds of fixed matches in countries around the world, the violence surrounding the industry, key figures, and the consequences meted out against those who have tried to fight the corruption, often imprisonment or murder. This edition has a new preface. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)



About the Author

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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Product Details

Soccer and Organized Crime
Hill, Declan
McClelland & Stewart
Organized crime
General True Crime
Soccer - Corrupt practices
Crime - True Crime
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9 x 6 x 1.1 in 1.09 lb

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