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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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781551992495
Subtitle:
Soccer and Organized Crime
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart
Author:
Hill, Declan
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080902
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
400

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History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
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