WAFF underlines integrity commitment in Sportradar tie-up

Sportradar has teamed with the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) to deliver a series of educational workshops to ‘uphold and protect’ the integrity of regional competitions. 

Under the terms of the agreement, the data collection and analytics firm’s Integrity Services Education & Prevention team will provide engaging educational material to help educate all the key stakeholders in WAFF competitions.

Key topics covered during the sessions will include international sports betting, match fixing and social media integrity. 

Andreas Krannich, Managing Director Integrity Services, Sportradar, said: “We are honoured to be starting this relationship with the WAFF, who are taking crucial proactive measures in the fight to prevent integrity issues.

“We hope this relationship will be a fruitful one where we can collaboratively work together to safeguard the integrity of football in the region and help the WAFF become a model for other federations in Asia and around the globe.”

The agreement ‘highlights WAFF’s commitment to assist member associations in adopting an effective approach towards tackling any form of match-fixing risk’ through Sportradar’s integrity education measures. 

“The West Asian Football Federation is committed to fighting match-fixing, and under this agreement we are demonstrating the importance we place on protecting the game in West Asia,” noted Khalil Al Salem, WAFF General Secretary. “We are excited to collaborate and work together with Sportradar to educate, spread awareness and protect the integrity of West Asian football.” 

Sportradar’s services are utilised by global sporting authorities around the world, including FIFA and UEFA. The firm’s recently launched Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) has been leveraged by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).