Sports data and integrity solutions provider Sportradar will protect Brazilian football from match-fixing through a new partnership with the country's governing body for the sport, the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF).
The integrity partnership will see the CBF deploy Sportradar's Fraud Detection System to monitor all matches in the country's national leagues for evidence of betting-related corruption.
It has also launched an in-house Integrity Department under Sportradar's guidance, and will employ an integrity officer to act as a direct line from the CBF to the supplier.
"Our commitment is on the integrity of all the competitions, safeguarding all matches from any interference," CBF president Marco Polo Del Nero explained. "The betting market is growing and we have to ensure that our competitions are not hit by despicable integrity attacks.
"We were looking for a leading partner in the world market, with widely recognized work and which already had a broad knowledge of the Brazilian football structure. We are delighted to shake hands with Sportradar."
Sportradar already monitors some Brazilian football through agreements with other, international football associations. It monitors betting patterns on Campeonato Brasileiro Série A and Série B, as well as the Brazil Cup.
This new partnership will see the focus expand to cover the lower Série C and Série D leagues, as well as giving the leagues access to Sportradar's Fraud Intelligence Unit to supplement monitoring and detection services.
"We have put a lot of energy in building our reputation in North and South America and it is so gratifying to see that work come to fruition," Sportradar managing director of integrity services Andreas Krannich said. "Brazil is so important to the global game – a powerful and much-loved standard bearer for football’s past glories and future excitement.
"Shaking hands with CBF is a proud moment for us and it only motivates us to continue building our reputation and working hard to protect football and sport in every corner or the globe."