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The Netherlands – Dutch Football Association vows to tackle integrity threats through Sportradar partnership

By - 15 December 2021

Sportradar Intelligence and Investigation Services (I&I), part of Sportradar Integrity Services, will increase the integrity measures provided to the Netherlands’ biggest sports association, the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB), as part of a new multi-year agreement.

Processing all publicly available information on the surface, deep and dark web, the I&I team will provide the KNVB with constant identification and investigation of the potential integrity threats facing its organisation in relation to match-fixing.

The service will focus on investigations into irregular betting patterns, match manipulation and corruption. The new agreement provides further support to the KNVB’s existing programme of integrity measures and the bet monitoring of men’s and women’s football matches in the Netherlands already conducted by Sportradar Integrity Services.

“We are confident that this partnership will put us in the strongest possible position to uphold the integrity of our competitions,” said Jan Peter Dogge, Integrity Officer KNVB. “KNVB takes the threat of match-fixing and other sporting corruption extremely seriously, and we recognise the experience and depth of knowledge which Sportradar possess in this field.

“Through this new intelligence partnership, we are looking forward to strengthening our integrity protections in these important areas.”

Andreas Krannich, Managing Director Integrity Services, Sportradar, added: “Corruption in sport lives beyond match fixing and the importance of robust due diligence measures that touch every area of business cannot be underestimated.

“The evolving threats of match manipulation and other sporting corruption highlight the need for a constant and proactive approach to tackling potential integrity issues. Working with our Intelligence and Investigation services team, the KNVB has shown a commendable commitment to protecting the integrity of Dutch football.”

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