FIFA said on its website today, December 23, 2022, that the Integrity Task Force, which was set up by FIFA to oversee the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM, had examined and monitored all 64 games and had discovered no evidence of match tampering or betting. According to FIFA, the Integrity Task Force thoroughly analysed the monitoring reports of the betting markets, conducted multi-jurisdictional enquiries, and evaluated surveillance of the eight stadiums for any suspicious behaviour before the experts concluded that no such threats had been found.
“The composition of the task force ensured an experienced, coordinated, and timely response to any alert of possible match-manipulation incidents and integrity-related issues throughout the FIFA World Cup,” according to FIFA. The Qatar Safety & Security Operations Committee collaborated with the Integrity Task Force during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM. (SSOC). The task force also includes experts from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the Global Lottery Monitoring System, Sportradar, the Council of Europe’s Group of Copenhagen, INTERPOL, and the International Betting Integrity Association. According to a recent statement from FIFA, the task force’s creation is in accordance with the organization’s fundamental goal of preserving and advancing football’s integrity throughout all of its contests.