Sports integrity

Swedish FA secures integrity deal with Sportradar

| By Robert Fletcher
The Swedish Football Association (SvFF) has agreed a new partnership with Sportradar to monitor and safeguard the integrity of its domestic football competitions.
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Under the agreement, Sportradar will monitor more than 2,000 games from the Swedish Ettan, Division 2, U21 Allsvenskan, U19 Allsvenskan and club friendlies involving Swedish teams during the 2021 season.

Sportradar will use its Fraud Detection System (FDS) to monitor matches, while the SvFF will also be able to access Sportradar’s Intelligence and Investigation Services.

The SvFF previously enlisted Sportradar to support an investigation regarding an integrity issue involving a former Allsvenskan player.

“We are taking all the necessary steps to safeguard our game, and by bringing Sportradar Integrity Services on board to monitor our competitions, we now have valuable global oversight of betting markets through their integrity specialists,” SvFF integrity officer Johan Claesson said.

“By also adding their Intelligence and Investigation services to our integrity programme, we are confident that we will gain an extra layer of visibility and insight into potential integrity risks, as we have already witnessed through collaboration on a current investigation.”

Sportradar Integrity Services managing director Andreas Krannich added: “At Sportradar we have witnessed growing integrity issues across global football at lower levels of competition – including youth football – in recent years, and we believe that it is vitally important to have integrity oversight over all levels of the beautiful game.

“We are delighted that SvFF have recognised the importance of this through today’s agreement, and we look forward to supporting their integrity programme in the year ahead.”

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