Eduardo Gussem appointed Brazil Football Confederation Integrity Officer

November 27, 2023

Gussem officially begins his duties today.

Ednaldo Rodrigues, the President of the Brazil Football Confederation (CBF), has appointed lawyer Eduardo Gussem as the organization's. 

Prior to this role, Gussem was Attorney General and President of the Association of Public Prosecutors of the State of Rio de Janeiro. 

During the ceremony on Friday, lawyer Antonio Carlos Lemos Basto also took up a role within the CBF Integrity Unit.  

The CBF Integrity Unit will work with the likes of the International Centre for Sport Safety, the Global Alliance for the Integrity of Sport, and a private investigation task force; to support public authorities in identifying and punishing criminals who try to manipulate sports results. 

Rodrigues, President of the CBF, said: "The development of sports betting games, especially online, increases the risks of manipulation of sports competitions.

"All countries and all sports are subject to the possibility of manipulation of sports competitions. This phenomenon is a worldwide threat to the integrity of sport and requires a global collective response.” 

Gussem, CBF Integrity Officer, added: "The Integrity Unit at CBF is a new and pioneering structure. We aim to bring rigidity, security to football. Today there are several questions: the issue of betting and match-fixing.

"We will carefully analyze all of this, building quick solutions for the public, the fans and the football world. FIFA has already signaled that it will make this Integrity Unit a pilot for the whole world.” 


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