Sportradar brought in by Conmebol to ensure integrity in South American soccer
Conmebol, the South American soccer confederation, has appointed Sportradar, the sports data, betting services and integrity firm, to monitor match-fixing across its range of competitions.
Conmebol will implement Sportradar's Fraud Detection System to monitor the global betting market across South American football leagues and competitions, in order to detect possible fixes and manipulations.
It will also make use of the company's Fraud Intelligence Unit, which collects, processes and responds to information about possible threats to the sport, and will roll out Sportradar's Fraud Prevention Services, which focuses on education and equipping players, clubs and federations with the tools necessary to identify and resist match manipulation.
Conmebol said the partnership is part of the governance and transparency development that has been "central to the administration of Alejandro Domínguez" (pictured) since his election as president 12 months ago.
Dominguez said: "In this new Conmebol, we take our responsibility to ensure the integrity of football, both on the field of play and in its management, incredibly seriously. Bringing on board a world-class company like Sportradar to prevent, identify and investigate various forms of sporting fraud, marks a new milestone in our crusade to strengthen transparency, guarantee sports justice, promote fair play values and strengthen confidence in the institutions that govern football."