Earlier this year in The Hague, the director of Europol, the European Union's law enforcement agency, announced that 700 international soccer matches had been fixed since 2008, including World Cup games and several in the UK, with an Asian criminal syndicate pulling the strings. The announcement shook fans' faith in the most popular sport in the world, casting doubt on the integrity of the game. ESPN journalist Brett Forrest knew, however, that it hardly touched on the scope of the problem. Forrest has dedicated his career to exposing match fixing in the 'beautiful' game: a fundamental, eradicable sickness that has compromised football at all levels and in all locales around the world. In THE BIG FIX, Forrest goes undercover with some of the murkiest characters in the sport to reveal the pandemic that is match fixing. Told in the style of a thriller and with revelations that are set to change the sport for good, THE DARK GAME is essential reading for all fans of the game.