FIFA President Sepp Blatter warned match fixing is a "scourge" that is already undermining the game.
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Blatter said: "There is something that is new and also concerns the region where we are and that is illegal betting and this leads to match rigging.
"Together with UEFA and the other confederations we have been working for one year very closely with Interpol [on the early warning system].
"We are working together against the scourge of match rigging which is undermining our sport.
"FIFA, UEFA and all the other confederations are not responsible for all the evils besetting our world but we must see to it that we stay alert."
Blatter also announced FIFA will insure all players involved in international matches on official dates from the start of the World Cup qualifying campaign in September.
He said: "You have to have the best interests of the players and we will have the pleasure of announcing at the next executive committee that from this year we will have total insurance coverage for all matches on the international match calendar.
"This is an insurance coverage for the players, for the clubs and for the associations."
Former England player and manager