Definition of match-fixing in English:



  • [mass noun] (in sport) the action or practice of dishonestly determining the outcome of a match before it is played.

    ‘he was suspended for five years after being found guilty of match-fixing’
    • ‘The first uproar over match fixing happened in 1817.’
    • ‘The star batsman, who is banned for life for alleged match fixing, is here in a different role as a media representative in the ongoing Asia Cup.’
    • ‘The success comes against the backdrop of the match-fixing crisis that has gripped Italian domestic football.’
    • ‘Brazilian refereeing chief Armando Marques resigned yesterday, almost a week after the country was stunned by an alleged match-fixing scandal involving two senior referees.’
    • ‘He was cleared of match-fixing allegations following two trials in Winchester in 1997.’
    • ‘Rumours and match-fixing allegations added to the home team's pressure.’
    • ‘There have been a dozen different captains and coaches since 1995, when the match-fixing scandal broke out.’
    • ‘In both cases, allegations of match-fixing were ruled out.’
    • ‘He confessed to being "not entirely honest" with the cricket board over match-fixing allegations.’
    • ‘A subsequent Fifa investigation found no evidence of match-fixing.’
    • ‘To be sure, for all the rumor and threadbare analyses of plays, hard irrefutable proof of match fixing would be difficult to produce in any event.’
    • ‘Juventus are at the centre of a match-fixing crisis that could yet prove to be the biggest post-war scandal in European football.’
    • ‘India yesterday denied that South African authorities had been kept in the dark about the match-fixing allegations.’
    • ‘In 1985-86, the domestic FA ordered the final round of league fixtures to be replayed amid accusations of match-fixing.’
    • ‘India had been rocked by the match-fixing episode and the team was rudderless.’
    • ‘This found the first authenticated case of football match-fixing - and it resulted in the suspension of eight players.’
    • ‘South African police on Thursday arrested four more football referees in connection with match-fixing in the sport.’
    • ‘At present, he is fighting a legal battle over a life ban imposed on him by Indian cricket authorities for his alleged involvement in match-fixing.’
    • ‘Turkey, Italy, the Czech Republic, Finland, Austria and Greece have all either suffered soccer match-fixing scandals or come under suspicion this year.’
    • ‘The Football League was barely 10 years old when the first match-fixing scandal erupted.’