Sportradar Integrity Services strengthens SvFF collaboration

By | March 30, 2021

Sportradar Integrity Services has agreed to monitor and safeguard the integrity of domestic football competitions across Sweden after signing a new partnership with the Swedish Football Association (SvFF).

Under the agreement, Sportradar will use its Fraud Detection System (FDS) to monitor over 2,000 matches from the Swedish Ettan, Division 2, U21 Allsvenskan, U19 Allsvenskan and club friendlies involving Swedish teams during the 2021 season.

“We are honoured to be working alongside the SvFF, and the integrity of Swedish football is further strengthened as a result,” commented Andreas Krannich, Sportradar Integrity Services Managing Director.

“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.”

The new agreement builds upon Sportradar’s previous collaborations with the SvFF, having supported the association with its ongoing investigation into a former Allsvenskan player.

Johan Claesson, SvFF Integrity Officer, added: “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. 

“By also adding their Intelligence & 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.”