Sportradar strikes integrity deals in Netherlands, Brazil

| By Daniel O'Boyle
Sportradar Integrity Services, a division of the sports and betting data giant, has unveiled new agreements with Brazil’s Federal Police and the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB).
Andreas Krannich Sportradar

Under the expanded multi-year partnership with the KNVB, Sportradar will process publicly available information from a range of channels, including the dark web, and will monitor a variety of platforms to identify any integrity threats in relation to possible match-fixing. The service will focus on investigations into irregular betting patterns, match manipulation and corruption across men’s and women’s football.

Sportradar already had an existing relationship with the KNVB, in addition to other integrity agreements with the likes of FIFA, UEFA and the AFC, football’s global, European and Asian governing bodies, respectively.

Andreas Krannich (pictured), managing director of integrity services at Sportradar, said: “Corruption in sport lives beyond match fixing and the importance of robust due diligence measures that touch every area of business cannot be underestimated.

“The evolving threats of match manipulation and other sporting corruption highlight the need for a constant and proactive approach to tackling potential integrity issues. Working with our intelligence and investigation services team, the KNVB has shown a commendable commitment to protecting the integrity of Dutch football.”

Meanwhile, the memorandum of understanding with Brazil’s Federal Police will enable information to be shared surrounding fraud, match-fixing and corruption in relation to sports and betting in the country.

The strategic agreement further extends Sportradar’s cooperation with police and law enforcement agencies, with the supplier already having partnerships in place with Europol, Spain’s Guardia Civil, and the Bulgarian, Austrian and French Federal Police, among others.

Krannich added: “Throughout the years we have supported various state authorities, government institutions, national platforms and sport federations, and these collaborations have demonstrated just how effective a joint effort can be in the anti-match-fixing cause, as shown in the 489 sporting sanctions and 50 criminal sanctions our work has contributed to in this time.

“Brazilian sport is safer as a result of this cooperation, and we are ready to assist the Federal Police of Brazil to help play our part in supporting the integrity of all Brazilian sport.”

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