The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Early Warning System GmbH, a subsidiary of football’s world governing body FIFA.

The partnership has been signed ahead of this summer’s football World Cup, which will be held in Brazil, and is designed to protect the integrity of the tournament by flagging up suspicious betting patterns.

It is based on an ongoing close cooperation, designed to detect such activities as soon as they occur, allowing them to be identified and investigated to stamp out match-fixing on FIFA events.

The AGCC will provide Early Warning System with relevant betting information to allow the company to analyse odds movements through an operational framework agreed between the two bodies.

Early Warning System was first established in 2007, but has only recently been used by FIFA, after it was tasked with monitoring betting activity on last year’s World Cup qualifiers.

Starting with the World Cup, the subsidiary will monitor a number of other FIFA-organised tournaments over the course of the year including the Under-17 Woman’s World Cup, to be held in Costa Rica; the Under-20 Women’s World Cup which will take place in Canada and the club tournament, the FIFA Club World Cup.

It will also collate betting data on football matches taking place in each of its confederations, member associations and their leagues.