Case Study – Match Fixing Investigation

  • Andrew Whelan Andrew Whelan

Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps was engaged by a leading South American football club to investigate potential match fixing during a cup final.

Kroll’s client believed that the referee received information from an external, unauthorized party that led him to reverse his initial decision to award a penalty kick.

Kroll reviewed video footage from the official broadcast, security cameras inside the stadium and images the club received from spectators. Kroll also analyzed the deposition content from the referee and other match officials. 

Kroll’s findings highlighted a number of possible irregularities, including the presence of unauthorized personnel on the field and the use of mobile phones. Kroll’s evidence helped its client in a sports court proceeding in the country in question.

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