Originally Posted by mr. tegu
I don't know that any sport could be easier to fix. The goalie would only have to screw up once and the fix is almost locked.
Much more so than the nature of the sport is the nature of the varied teams and cultures and countries involved.
You have a lot of soccer being played in countries with hurting economies that make players and coaches really really easy targets. Everyone *needs* the money.
I pretty much accept the match fixing in a certain list of countries as well as smaller the leagues.
The UEFA Champions League match fixing was eye opening and it seems it can be traced to a team from Hungary. Debreceni VSC. We are talking about a club that has a stadium that accommodates 9,200 seated spectators and 1,000 standing.
So you have this team that doesn't make a shit ton of money because of their success in a tournament playing some of the biggest teams in the world with huge payouts...shit is gonna get off kilter.