FIFA president Gianni Infantino believes the newly launched Global Integrity Programme will play an important role in the ongoing fight against match-fixing.

Football's world governing body has collaborated with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to provide resources to all 211 member associations to help set up successful and sustainable integrity and anti-corruption initiatives at local level.

"Match-fixing is an issue that is very real and threatens the integrity and credibility of football in many countries around the world," Infantino said.

"The FIFA Global Integrity Programme is another important step by FIFA to protect the integrity of football and will play an important role in educating and building capacity within member associations to help fight match-fixing at a local level."

The programme is organised regionally, with member associations of the Asian Football Confederation the first to undertake it this month.

FIFA has also announced that it will shortly be launching a community-driven online platform dedicated to integrity officers across all member associations and confederations worldwide.

A Garda investigation into alleged match-fixing during League of Ireland games in 2019 is ongoing.

In January 2020, Gardai in Limerick seized documentary evidence of betting, over €20,000 in cash, a number of mobile phones and other electronic devices, and a stun gun.

In September 2017, two Athlone Town players were banned for 12 months each after an FAI investigation found that the club's 3-1 defeat against Longford Town that year had been  'unduly influenced with a view to gaining corrupt betting profits'.

Last summer, however, Igor Labuts was retrospectively cleared by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which said that while it believed that the result of the match had been manipulated, there was no evidence that the Latvian goalkeeper had made anything other than honest mistakes.