Sportradar extends integrity deal with Brazilian Football Confederation

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Sportradar Integrity Services, the integrity arm of sports tech company Sportradar, first began its deal with the CBF in 2017.

The agreement extension will incorporate more Brazilian football competitions for Sportradar to monitor.

Sportradar Integrity Services will deploy its Universal Fraud Detection System as a new addition to the deal, using it to monitor 27 state-level competitions, Brasileiro U20 and Campeonato Brasileiro de Aspirantes.

Overall, the extension will mean 3000 CBF-sanctioned games will be monitored by Sportradar Integrity Services per year. This includes the existing monitoring of Serie C and Serie D matches.

“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,” said Andreas Krannich, managing director of Sportradar Integrity Services.

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

Sportradar will also provide three online integrity workshops for players, coaches, staff and referees in an effort to educate on match-fixing and other integrity threats.

“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,” said Ednaldo Rodrigues, acting president of the CBF.

“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 extension comes after Brazilian Deputies voted to legalise online and land-based gaming yesterday (23 February).

Deputies voted 246-202 in favour of Bill 442/1191.

Sportradar has signed a number of integrity deals this year so far, including agreements with the United States Football League, Athletes Unlimited and the World Baseball Softball Federation.

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