Sportradar Integrity Services Bolsters SvFF Partnership

After signing a new deal with the Swedish Football Association (SvFF), Sportradar Integrity Services has agreed to track and safeguard the integrity of domestic football competitions across Sweden.

During the 2021 season, Sportradar will use its Fraud Detection System (FDS) to track over 2,000 matches featuring Swedish teams from the Swedish Ettan, Division 2, U21 Allsvenskan, U19 Allsvenskan, and club friendlies.

Strengthened integrity of Swedish football

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

“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 deal builds on Sportradar’s prior work with the SvFF, which included assisting the organisation with its continuing inquiry into a former Allsvenskan player.

Monitoring competitions

SvFF Integrity Officer Johan Claesson 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.”