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Football’s world governing body FIFA, international players’ federation FIFPro and INTERPOL have joined forces to launch a global campaign highlighting the dangers of match-fixing.

Launched at at the FIFPro Congress in Tokyo last week, the campaign began with the release of an Interpol-produced DVD featuring a number of high profile footballers including Frank Lampard, Sone Aluko and Kolo Toure, as well as two players who have previously been approached by match-fixers.

The film is designed to encourage footballers to become involved in helping tackle match-fixing by ensuring they understand that information submitted via the respective reporting mechanisms will be treated as strictly confidential. Organisers say the 15-minute DVD can form the basis of local integrity campaigns or be integrated into existing efforts.

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