Soccer faces epic fight against match-fixing

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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 file photo Italian soccer player Simone Farina from 2nd League Club AS Gubbio, left, stands next to FIFA President Joseph Blatter at the FIFA Ballon d'Or awarding ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland. Soccer is falling under a cloud of suspicion as never before, sullied by a multibillion-dollar web of match-fixing that is staining increasingly larger parts of the world's most popular sport. In 2011, Italian defender Simone Farina turned down a fixer's offer of $261,500 to throw a game and reported it to police, setting off an investigation that led to scores of arrests. Despite being honored by FIFA, he found himself shunned by those in Italy who considered him a snitch. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)