14 December 2021
The joint effort will deliver a new level of protection in the ongoing efforts to safeguard the nation’s sport against match-fixing and corruption
Brasília & St Gallen – A landmark partnership to strengthen and protect the sports integrity landscape of Brazil has been agreed between the Federal Police and Sportradar Integrity Services, a global supplier of sport integrity solutions and partner to over 100 sports federations and leagues. Sportradar Integrity Services is a part of Sportradar (NASDAQ: SRAD), the leading global sports technology company creating immersive experiences for sports fans.
The two parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will see Sportradar Integrity Services, who have monitored global betting markets for more than 16 years, support the Federal Police by sharing relevant information to combat corruption in sport, exchanging their expertise to establish best practice for tackling fraud investigations, match-fixing and countering corruption within sports and betting.
Match fixing is a serious and continually evolving threat to the integrity of global sports competitions, with evidence of large syndicates of criminal gangs seeking to manipulate the results of sporting events and bets; doping; payment of bribes and money laundering associated with the high volumes of resources involved.
The strategic agreement with Brazil’s Federal Police further extends Sportradar’s cooperation with police and law enforcement agencies, which includes Europol, Spain’s Guardia Civil, and the Bulgarian, Austrian and French Federal Police, among others.
General Director of the Brazilian Federal Police, Paulo Gustavo Maiurino, said: “Corruption in sport is a topic that has attracted the attention of the international community, in which Brazil is also a part. This is due to the possibility of infiltration of criminal organizations in this sector, with the manipulation of sporting events, betting, doping, payment of bribes, and money laundering associated with the high volumes of resources involved.
In light of this reality, the signing of this agreement between the Federal Police and Sportradar will allow for better targeting of criminal investigations related to such crimes in Brazil, especially those that require international coordination and cooperation.”
Andreas Krannich, Managing Director, Integrity Services, Sportradar: “Throughout the years we have supported various state authorities, government institutions, national platforms and sport federations, and these collaborations have demonstrated just how effective a joint effort can be in the anti-match-fixing cause, as shown in the 489 sporting sanctions and 50 criminal sanctions our work has contributed to in this time. Brazilian sport is safer as a result of this cooperation, and we are ready to assist the Federal Police of Brazil to help play our part in supporting the integrity of all Brazilian sport.”