FIFA governance has pledged to further combat match fixing and strengthen its sports integrity program by deepening its existing relationship with Sportradar’s Integrity Services.
Moving its existing Fraud Detection System with FIFA, Sportradar teams will now work closer with FIFA’s six continental confederations; CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, CAF, UEFA, the AFC and the OFC monitoring syndicated matches and betting related activity.
FIFA stakeholders will further be supported by Sportradar in-house detection and sports analysis experts, helping FIFA partners detect suspicious behaviour.
Sportradar will also deliver a full range of fraud prevention services and provide a programme of educational workshops and e-learning solutions, as well as a bespoke app to enable players, coaches and staff to understand the importance of protecting the integrity of football and the repercussions of fraudulent activities. The app will allow them to confidentially and anonymously report any concerns.
Commenting on the update FIFA President Gianni Infantino said: “Preserving the integrity of the game is paramount to FIFA. Given that match manipulation is still a serious concern for everyone who loves the game, FIFA will work with Sportradar, the global leader in match manipulation detection and prevention, to invigorate and enhance our integrity programme. FIFA is committed to tackling match manipulation and protecting the integrity of football for players and fans.”
Sportradar CEO Carsten Koerl commented on the partnership: “It is an incredible honour to stand side by side with FIFA and also with all the confederations in a clear and unequivocal statement of intent and resistance.
We have worked hard to earn the trust of a whole range of stakeholders across sport and of course football, and now we www.FIFA.com www.sportradar.com have the chance to join up all that work, expertise and insight and to provide the game with such a high level of monitoring and collaboration. We thank President Infantino and his team for their trust and look forward to working together with FIFA at the start of this new era.”