This is his personal story.
In 2016, Samir Arab was a player for Malta’s Under-21 national team.
He was on the verge of breaking into the senior team, and a chance to play against some of the world’s best footballers.
One day, a former teammate who had not seen for months invited him to a meeting in a local café.
There, in a wooden booth, he offered Samir €3,000 to fix a European Championship qualifying match.
Samir Arab rejected the approach – but he was scared of reporting the approach to football authorities.
“I know the people behind these acts are criminal gangs, mafia and dangerous people,” he said.