The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has extended and expanded its agreement with Sportradar, continuing to leverage its Sportradar Integrity Services (SIS) unit.
Under the terms of the three year renewal, Sportradar will continue its existing monitoring activities of the third and fourth tier Série C and Série D leagues using its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS), whilst also assisting CBF investigations into integrity threats via its Intelligence and Investigations Services.
Furthermore, the expanded scope of the arrangement – first signed in 2017 – will see SIS monitor fixtures across 27 state-level competitions, the Brasileiro U20 and Campeonato Brasileiro de Aspirantes, totalling over 3,000 CBF sanctioned matches per year.
Ednaldo Rodrigues, CBF Acting President, remarked: “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.
“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.”
Lastly, Swiss-based, Nasdaq-listed sports data and technology firm will also deliver educational services, including three live online integrity workshops per season with the goal of informing players, coaches, staff, referees and other stakeholders covering how match-fixing threats and other risks can be avoided.
The extension represents a further bolstering of Sportradar’s international sports integrity operations, building on agreements with football organisations such as CONMEBOL, FIFA, UEFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), whilst more recent deals have been clinched with Athletes Unlimited and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL).
SIS Managing Director, Andreas Krannich, added: “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.
“Through this ongoing partnership, we look forward to continuing our work in a country with such a rich footballing history and future.”