JUE 22 DE FEBRERO DE 2024 - 05:13hs.
Along with other stakeholders in the field

FIFA meets with Sportradar and IBIA to reinforce commitment to integrity in football

FIFA and its key partners in the field of integrity, including Sportradar and the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA), explored the next steps in FIFA’s endeavour to further institutionalise the successful work of the integrity task forces at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™, FIFA World Cup 2022™ and FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™.

The meeting at the Home of FIFA drew together representatives from the core contributors to the recent task forces: INTERPOL, the Council of Europe and its Group of Copenhagen, Sportradar, United Lotteries for Integrity in Sports, the International Betting Integrity Association, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The aim is for the institutionalised task force to serve as a permanent integrity guardian of football, with an increasing number of competitions being monitored. It will conduct real-time monitoring of betting markets and in-game action during FIFA tournament matches and will support the investigation of suspicious activities.

"Our commitment to betting integrity is reflected in the work we are undertaking with FIFA and other stakeholders on creating a task force to serve as a permanent integrity guardian of football,” commented IBIA about the meeting.

FIFA’s ultimate objective is to install a permanent monitoring team with a focus on FIFA competitions but also looking into (potential) cases of competition manipulation around the globe.

Sportradar Integrity Services provides world football’s governing body with a full suite of monitoring, education and intelligence services to further strengthen the integrity of football around the globe.

Under the terms of the agreement, Sportradar, the global leader in match manipulation detection and prevention, will use its award-winning Fraud Detection System to identify and analyse any suspicious betting behaviour or patterns across a number of international and domestic competitions around the world.

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) is the leading global voice on integrity for the licensed betting industry. Its members share a common goal of combating betting corruption to protect the integrity of sport and of their businesses.

Established in 2005 and formerly known as ESSA (Sports Betting Integrity), IBIA is a not-for-profit association whose members include many of the world’s largest regulated betting operators, active across six continents.

The association has longstanding partnerships for information sharing with major sports entities such as FIFA, UEFA, ITIA, and IOC, as well as many betting regulators, to utilize this data and bring corruption to justice. The association maintains a policy of transparency and publishes quarterly integrity reports analyzing the reported activities within its network.

Source: GMB