CONCACAF and Sportradar extend partnership
Sportradar has today extended its partnership with the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), under which Sportradar will monitor betting on a range of CONCACAF and regional competitions for the 2014-2015 competition period.
Sportradar will use its unique Fraud Detection System (FDS) to scrutinise worldwide betting on these competitions, and will alert CONCACAF of any suspicious events or patterns. Dr. Laila Mintas was appointed last year by CONCACAF as Director of Sports Integrity, to lead the fight against match-fixing in the region. “Protecting our competitions from every negative impact is very important for us. The Fraud Detection System is a powerful tool in our arsenal in the fight against match manipulation“, she said.
“Sportradar have been working closely with CONCACAF since 2012 and we are delighted that they have placed their trust in us and in our Fraud Detection System yet again,” said Sportradar’s Managing Director Strategy and Integrity Andreas Krannich. “CONCACAF is a vibrant and progressive confederation, and a key stakeholder in the global football landscape. They have shown an ongoing commitment to achieving and promoting sporting integrity in all its guises. It is a badge of honour for Sportradar that they continue to see us as one of their key allies.”
Sportradar Security Services operate the Fraud Detection System (FDS) for several Confederations, including the AFC and UEFA. This unique system allows the company to monitor betting behaviour and patterns worldwide and to identify suspicious activities. Those findings prove invaluable for sports federations and law enforcement agencies that are looking to pinpoint match-fixers.
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) is the governing body of football in the region, and one of six continental authorities that administer the sport along with FIFA, the world governing body. It services 41 member associations through offices located in Miami, Guatemala City and the Cayman Islands, and is composed of a Congress, Executive Committee, General Secretariat and several committees as well as a Sports Integrity Department. As the administrative body for the region, CONCACAF manages competitions, offers technical and administrative training courses, while also actively promoting and developing football. More>>