Sportradar Integrity Services extends deal with Brazilian Football Confederation

Sportradar Integrity Services has extended its agreement with the Brazilian Football Confederation, monitoring more football competitions in the country.
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Sportradar Integrity Services, a division of Sportradar, has extended its agreement with the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) for a further three years, increasing the number of Brazilian football competitions that will be monitored.

The new three-year deal will see the use of Sportradar Integrity Services’ Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) for bet monitoring of 27 state-level competitions, as well as Brasileiro U20 and Campeonato Brasileiro de Aspirantes.

Over 3000 CBF-sanctioned matches per year will now be monitored, while the existing monitoring of Série C and Série D and the provision of Intelligence and Investigations Services to assist CBF investigations into any potential integrity threats will be continued.

Sportradar’s education experts will also provide three live online integrity workshops per season to educate players, coaches, staff, referees, and other stakeholders of the match-fixing threats and other risks that exist and how to avoid them.

CBF Acting President, Ednaldo Rodrigues, said: “Sportradar Integrity Services have been a valued and trusted partner of ours, with their UFDS bet monitoring providing vital insights into the betting activity on our competitions.

“Extending this partnership helps to strengthen our mission to protect Brazilian football, and by adding their live integrity workshops, we will gain an extra layer of protection by ensuring that education is delivered on the integrity dangers facing our competitions.”

The UFDS is a bet monitoring system that has been independently assessed and verified by recognized experts in the field of sports betting and integrity. 

A global team of qualified integrity experts will analyze betting patterns for abnormalities and suspicious matches are subsequently reported to partners, allowing critical visibility into worldwide match-fixing.

Sportradar Integrity Services have detected over 6,900 suspicious matches during the past 17 years with more than 900 occurring in 2021.

Sportradar Integrity Services Managing Director, Andreas Krannich, added: “Having witnessed growing integrity issues across global sport in recent years, particularly in lower levels of competition and youth sport, it is commendable to see the importance the CBF place on preventative measures.

“Through this ongoing partnership, we look forward to continuing our work in a country with such rich footballing history and future.”

Earlier this month, Sportradar Integrity Services entered into a multi-year integrity services agreement with Athletes Unlimited following a competitive selection process.