AFC and Sportradar Extend Integrity Agreement to Safeguard Sport

Sportradar and AFC Renew Integrity Partnership for Another Three Years

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has renewed its integrity partnership with Sportradar, extending their collaboration from 2024 through 2027. The original agreement was signed in 2013, and the decision to extend the deal was made in Doha on January 11, demonstrating the organizations’ commitment to upholding integrity in professional soccer.

The extended partnership aims to address issues such as game manipulation, with Sportradar utilizing its advanced technological solutions, including AI and machine learning, to support the AFC’s integrity efforts.

The announcement of the extended agreement coincides with the start of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in Qatar, which runs from January 12 to February 10 and features 24 of Asia’s top teams.

AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa praised Sportradar’s contribution to safeguarding the integrity of Asian soccer and expressed gratitude for the company’s support in combating match-fixing in the region. He noted the strategic evolution of their collaboration since 2013, demonstrating their commitment to protecting football in Asia.

Carsten Koerl, CEO of Sportradar, emphasized the power of unity in protecting AFC matches from fraud and highlighted the role of technology in addressing such challenges. He expressed the company’s commitment to exploring new technological frontiers to mitigate issues like corruption in sports.

In addition to the AFC partnership, Sportradar has recently collaborated with Tennis Data Innovations (TDI) to develop new tennis betting technology. This partnership reflects Sportradar’s ongoing efforts to leverage technology to promote integrity in sports.