Topics for an Academic Agenda: The Prevention of Match Fixing in Brazil

  • Letícia GodinhoEmail author
  • Cassio Barbosa


The recommendation of match fixing prevention strategies presumes a thoughtful understanding of the actors involved and the dynamics of the events and also of the specific functioning of the legal and sports institutions of each local context. In this chapter we consider the development of an academic agenda about match fixing in Brazil by discussing the Brazilian institutional architecture and its capacity to fight and prevent match fixing, including ordinary Justice System and Sports Justice institutions. To illustrate it, we explore three famous examples of match fixing events occurred in Brazilian soccer and the official reactions. The main goal of the chapter is to bring about policy recommendations at the light of the existing literature findings, in relation to Brazilian context and its institutional debilities. By doing this, we intend to identify a possible field of studies that could be carried out by Brazilian academe and deficient areas that should receive intellectual investment.


International Olympic Committee Sport Competition Institutional Architecture Home Team Sport League 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Joao Pinheiro FoundationBelo HorizonteBrazil
  2. 2.Federal University of Minas GeraisBelo HorizonteBrazil

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