This is very worrying. We have seen the impact of rapidly rising revenues in cricket on shady, behind the scenes business dealings (read: corruption) and you'd have to be naive to ignore the possibility in football.
I dont believe football has a history of match fixing and I am not aware of many, if any examples, at the top international level. So this is a serious turn of events.
Apparently, FIFA is clearly concerned and the Presidential election is very much focussed on the issue.
Yet, as this BBC piece reveals, aspects of the problem are largely being ignored, for reasons that are difficult to fathom.
Let's hope it doesn't just become a hot issue until June when the new or incumbent FIFA boss, post election, can put it back in the side netting.