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The Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) and the Spanish Professional Football League (LFP), acting through their Integrity Department, have arranged a series of visits to the various team changing rooms in the top two Spanish professional divisions (Liga BBVA and Liga Adelante), in order to wage a joint information campaign against betting and match-fixing.

Representatives of both bodies will be meeting the players, trainers, managers and staff of the clubs and Public limited sports companies (SADs), seeking to increase their awareness of the evils of match-fixing and informing them of the consequences of getting involved in it.

The campaign began last Monday, April 21, with a visit to Real Zaragoza (Liga Adelante). In coming weeks the representatives of the players union and the league will visit all 42 clubs in Liga BBVA and Liga Adelante. On behalf of the AFE, five delegates - including president Luis Rubiales - will come into action.

The campaign has a preventive character. The players, coaches and other club employees will be informed, among other things, about gambling regulations and the dangers of match-fixing. "This is an information campaign," says AFE spokesman Juan José Montaner. "We have not started this action because any incidents of match-fixing have been identified very recently in our country."

During the meetings, which will be held in rooms provided by the various clubs or SADs, a video made with the assistance of the National Police (CNP) will be shown. In it, the protagonist of a real case of match fixing that happened in a European country confesses to the crime and accepts his consequent punishment. A police inspector will also warn of what happens under the Criminal Code if anyone decides the result of a match in advance, or is involved in any way in the manipulation of matches or results.

After the video has been shown, the AFE and LFP representatives will try to clear up any doubts or questions that are raised during the meetings. A Best Practice Guide will be given to all participants in these integrity workshops. A channel has been created through which allegations can be made in order to continue the correct functioning of this integrity project.

It is worth remembering that match-fixing has been regarded as a crime by the Criminal Code since late 2010.

After visiting all 42 clubs, the AFE will distribute the Code of Conduct - as compiled by FIFPro and UEFA as part of the Don't Fix It project - among all players.

The AFE is consulting with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to set up a similar campaign for the clubs and players in the lower professional divisions.