GLMS actively contributes to the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ Integrity Taskforce
In line with ongoing measures in place to protect and safeguard the integrity of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™, FIFA has put together a taskforce, composed by key organisations, including French authorities (ARJEL, FDJ, police), INTERPOL and the Council of Europe’s Group of Copenhagen (GoC). GLMS is the only Global non-for-profit monitoring association that supports this significant initiative.
Regular meetings and conference calls are organised throughout the duration of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ (7 June 2019 – 7 July 2019) in which the various partners involved share information and experiences in relation to the different matches. GLMS Operations team is closely monitoring all matches of the competition and regularly updating stakeholders in case of any irregularities, should any occur.
Commenting on this development, GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi states: “I am glad that FIFA is so proactive in terms of the monitoring of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and as an important stakeholder to the ongoing integrity work FIFA carries out, GLMS is honoured to actively support the significant effort that is being undertaken by FIFA to safeguard the integrity of the competition. The FIFA Women’s World Cup is inspiring and empowering millions of women across the world. Keeping the competition clean and protecting football core values is vital to achieve these societal objectives.”
FIFA Director of Integrity & Institutional Legal, Oliver Jaberg, added “GLMS has been a significant and trusted stakeholder for us and the information and regular alerts we receive play an important role in integrity work FIFA carries out. We are glad that GLMS has so enthusiastically accepted to be part of this taskforce and has been constructively contributing to this work since the very beginning.”