Sports data provider Sportradar has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Spanish law enforcement agency Guardia Civil.
Through its monitoring and analyses of more than 400,000 matches annually across 60 sports, Sportradar will provide information and analysis to help every investigation related to corruption in sports, supporting the Guardia Civil in safeguarding the integrity of Spanish sports in the evolving digital environment.
The MoU is in response to growing international concern in recent years over the participation of organised criminal groups in match-fixing as a means to obtain illicit profits through online sports betting.
The Guardia Civil has been involved in two of the most important match-fixing investigations in Spain in recent years, both concerning tennis. It has also been working with different entities and agencies to be able to provide a more effective response in the fight against such criminal organisations.
The Guardia Civil already collaborates with Interpol, Europol and the UN, as well as on a national level with Spanish gambling regulator Direccion General de Ordenación del Juego, the country's players associations and sports federations.