In an effort to combat match-fixing in sports, the CBF has established an innovative Integrity Unit with the guidance of FIFA and CONMEBOL. President Rodrigues highlighted the global threat of online sports betting and emphasized the need for swift and effective cooperation on both national and international levels.
At a ceremony held in the CBF Presidency office, the Integrity Unit was unveiled, with lawyer Antonio Carlos Lemos Basto joining the team. Eduardo Gussem, leading the unit, acknowledged the challenges ahead and expressed the goal of bringing rigidity and security to football. The unit aims to address issues of betting and match-fixing through careful analysis and prompt solutions for the public, fans, and the world of football.
Gussem also stressed the importance of international collaboration and adherence to best practices outlined in the Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions. The CBF Integrity Unit will work closely with global organizations like the International Centre for Sport Safety and the Global Alliance for the Integrity of Sport.
With the goal of enhancing sports integrity on a national and international scale, the unit will support public authorities in identifying and punishing individuals involved in manipulating sports results. This marks a significant step forward in the fight against match-fixing.