UEFA renews Monitoring Agreement with Sportradar
UEFA, European football’s governing body, has extended its relationship with Sportradar, by signing a new four-year agreement. The agreement, announced at the Leaders Sport Business Summit in London, will see Sportradar’s Security Services provide UEFA with betting movement information from over 30,000+ matches across Europe per season, together with additional consultancy.
Sportradar has been monitoring betting movements on European football matches since 2006 and the renewal of the agreement will see Sportradar use the market-leading UEFA Betting Fraud Detection System (BFDS) to monitor the top two professional football leagues and domestic cup competitions in each of UEFA’s 54 member associations until the summer of 2019. The renewal will also see UEFA add Sportradar’s Fraud Prevention Service e-learning tutorials for the first time. The tutorials will be rolled out to all teams and players participating in the UEFA’s Men’s and Women’s Under-19 and Under-17 final tournaments during the next four seasons.
“For UEFA, the fight against match-fixing is a top priority because an attempt to fix a football match strikes right at the soul of our sport,” said UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino. “We are aware via the UEFA Betting Fraud Detection System that 0.7% of the 30,000+ matches monitored annually present some suspicion, but even one match is one too many. Among the services available to tackle this menace, the UEFA Betting Fraud Detection System is simply the best monitoring solution, and this long-standing partnership will help us to continue being vigilant and effective in safeguarding our sport for future generations.”
Sportradar CEO Carsten Koerl added: “UEFA were one of our first partners and in the last eight years, they have constantly helped us refine our system and increase its effectiveness. Today’s renewal, in front of some of the most important decision-makers in sport gathered here at Leaders, is a real statement of intent from UEFA and we are proud that they continue to see us as a powerful deterrent to those who would manipulate football results. By adding our e-learning tutorials to the services we provide to UEFA, we will be able to front some of UEFA’s key preventive measures, aimed in this case specifically at the most talented youngsters playing in Europe”.
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