Cyprus, UEFA agree to work closely on fighting match-fixing
Cypriot authorities and UEFA officials have agreed to forge closer links in order to strengthen the fight against possible match-fixing, the country's justice minister said on Tuesday.
Minister George Savvides said UEFA officials and Cypriot law enforcement agreed to establish "direct lines of communication" in order to speed up the exchange of information that could help in unraveling suspected match-fixing.
A delegation from UEFA met with Savvides, senior police officers and officials from the country's soccer federation following the minister's invitation to the European soccer body to assist in an ongoing probe into match-fixing allegations.
"I hope this meeting marks the start of improved cooperation so we can lead soccer where we want to, far from decay, illegal betting activity and corruption," said Savvides.
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