Svenska Spel to educate young footballers on match-fixing

Swedish operator Svenska Spel once again will join forces with Swedish Elite Football (SEF), an organisation that represents the 32 clubs in the country’s top two division. They both plan to educate young footballers about the dangers of match-fixing.

Svenska Spel and SEF will deliver a series of lectures to players about the dangers of match-fixing in football. The lectures will take place in central Gothenburg during the tournament hosted by Swedish top-tier club BK Hacken. The annual Gothia Cup features youth teams from around the world, open to players aged between 11 and 18

“As a young player you probably have not reflected so much around match-fixing, you play football because it’s fun. By highlighting the issue early on, we hope to prevent future match-fixing,” said former footballer Anders Wikstrom, who will deliver the lectures.

Svenska Spel and Swedish Elite Football had already sent Wikstrom to all 32 clubs across Allsvenskan and second-tier Superettan to speak about the dangers of match-fixing, which is still an issue in Swedish football. Currently, several matches are under investigation for potential fixing, including a game between Kalmar and Elfsborg that took place on May 26.

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