FIFA: President Infantino addresses G20 on tackling corruption in sport

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President Infantino addresses G20 on tackling corruption in sport | ©

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino has addressed the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group on the last day of its videoconference summit

FIFA President shares experience with members of G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group; 11 key reforms to combat corruption in football; FIFA offered as a global partner to help governments to fight corruption.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has addressed the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group on the last day of its videoconference summit.

Invited to speak on the fight against corruption in sport, President Infantino shared the lessons that the new FIFA has learned through its post-2016 reforms, as well as from the corruption scandal that brought down the previous administration.

Laying out the path taken by world football’s governing body in the first five years of his presidency, the FIFA President listed 11 key reforms designed “to tackle corruption, to bring back accountability in FIFA, in football more generally, and to safeguard the integrity of football and, of course, FIFA.”

In particular, those reforms were:

  • a fully transparent bidding process for the FIFA World Cup;
  • the separation of political and executive powers;
  • terms limits and eligibility checks for elected officials;
  • transparency of finances and compensation;
  • a transparent and centrally supervised transfer system;
  • audited football development investment with accountability, which includes a five-time increase in such investment (USD1.8bn) when compared to the past;
  • internal and external compliance overseen by an independent Audit and Compliance Committee;
  • judicial bodies guided by a new FIFA Code of Ethics;
  • strict tender processes for transparent procurement;
  • the promotion of women to decision-making positions in football administration; and
  • the formalised protection of human rights, and the protection of minors and children in sport, as it is important that our children are in a safe environment.

President Infantino expressed FIFA’s desire to establish partnerships with the members of the G20, and pointed to the power of football to help combat corruption: “It’s crucial that the G20 takes an interest in these matters and gives a clear policy direction because football is much more than just a sport. Sport in general is so important for our society, economically and socially, but also in terms of education. We are here to offer our collaboration, we are here to offer our part as a player of a global team to fight corruption.”

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April 1, 2021

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partypoker LIVE recruit will oversee Footy Accumulators Poker League

Fast-growing iGaming business Checkd Group has hired Glenn Townsend as Poker Manager for its Checkd Media division.

Townsend, who was previously Marketing Manager at partypoker LIVE, will take on the role of delivering Checkd Media’s poker strategy, which centres around the popular Footy Accumulators Poker League.

A hit among its 1.5 million-strong social community, the Footy Accumulators Poker League is an exclusive partnership with partypoker and allows players to compete for weekly and monthly leaderboard prizes, with over £20,000 given away each month.

Originally launched back in March 2020 with the help of a range of well-known names, Alan Brazil, Ray Parlour and Jamie O’Hara have all taken part in the Poker League and helped to drive a significant rise in new depositing customers.

Checkd Media Managing Director Alex Beecham said: “Glenn’s track record with partypoker LIVE shows that he has the drive and expertise to maintain the momentum that the Footy Accumulators Poker League has picked up over the past year.

“We intend for poker to continue to be a strong element within our product mix, engaging our communities and driving traffic.”

Checkd Media Poker Manager Glenn Townsend said: “Checkd Media’s work in getting its Footy Accumulators Poker League up, running and as popular as it has become has been noted throughout the poker industry.

“I aim to continue to push forward with the development of what has proven to be a popular product to further engagement with the growing Footy Accumulators community.”

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