Michael Bauer | Collegio writer st popular sport in the world, but now it is tarnished by one of the biggest sports scandals in history. On Monday, Feb. 4, a European investigative firm known as Europol reported that an Asia-based crime syndicate had fixed a total of 380 soccer matches. These games included club matches and qualifiers for the world’s biggest competition, the World Cup. About $21.7 million had been bet on matches by criminals, yielding a $10.8 million profit, with bribes being shelled out to the referees to throw games. For those who do not follow soccer, this crisis is comparable to other sporting controversies seen in the United States such as the Black…
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