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The Big Fix - The Hunt for the Match-fixers Bringing Down Soccer

Brett Forrest

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Description:

Game of Shadows meets Among the Thugs in this revelatory true-to-life crime thriller and expose involving greed, corruption, an Asian crime syndicate, and the fixing of international soccer matches at the highest levels of the game, including the UEFA Champions League and the World Cup. In February 2013, the director of Europol, the European Union's law enforcement agency, made the shocking announcement that 700 international soccer matches had been fixed since 2008, including World Cup qualifying and exhibition matches, with a Chinese criminal syndicate pulling the strings. For the first time, investigative journalist Brett Forrest takes us inside the underworld of one of organized crime's most profitable businesses-a $1 trillion annual international betting market, of which soccer comprises 70 percent. Forrest uncovered a web of nefarious dealings across the world, even on U.S. soil. As he found, no match is safe-not even the World Cup tournament-and law enforcement officials lack the resources to stop it. But one man has taken this criminal enterprise on: Chris Eaton, former head of security for FIFA. Now with the International Center for Sports Security in Qatar, this rough and tumble Australian and longtime Interpol cop has tracked down some of the biggest fixers and their financial backers and continues his mission to clean up the world's most popular sport. Filled with headline making revelations, The Big Fix is must reading for soccer fans and true crime aficionados.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alexander Cendese

Length:

6h 40m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:35


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

13:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

15:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:28


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:31


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

00:50