FIFA president Sepp Blatter has warned match-fixing is a "scourge" that is already undermining the game.

Blatter, addressing the UEFA Congress in Istanbul, said FIFA's decision to use an 'early warning system' which monitors suspicious betting patterns bring in the international police force Interpol was paying off but the problem was growing.

He also alluded to Turkey being affected by match-rigging - Fenerbahce were banned from the Champions League by UEFA this season due to match-fixing - saying: "There is something that is new and also concerns the region where we are and that is illegal betting and this leads to match-rigging."

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