Uruguayan Football Association and Sportradar team up to protect sporting integrity and prevent manipulation in competitions

The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) has started an integrity program for players and officials of its competitions, developed and implemented by Sportradar, with the aim of identifying match-fixing and protecting the sport.

The program features unique and personalized educational content, adopting interactive learning and real-life situations to highlight the potential risks and circumstances of match manipulation. During the workshops, Sportradar offers key insights drawn from the company’s extensive experience monitoring, detecting and investigating match manipulation around the world.

In total, six workshops are planned for the national professional teams of Uruguay U17, U20 and main, male and female. The first session took place last week at Complexo Celeste da AUF with a team of U-20 youth, with the next ones scheduled according to Celeste’s competition calendar.

Sportradar system present in tournaments of all divisions

Sportradar’s Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) is in operation at the AUF First and Second Professional Division Championships through an agreement the company signed with FIFA and CONMEBOL in 2017.

In addition, since 2021 the Third and Fourth national divisions have been monitored following an agreement between the AUF and Sportradar, which added monitoring of the entity’s remaining competitions.

Sportradar Integrity Services Director Andreas Krannich said: “Sportradar Integrity Services offers educational workshops to partner clubs and leagues every year around the world. We are honored that the AUF has chosen us for this vital initiative and we look forward to working together in the fight against match-fixing and to protect Uruguayan football.”

Match-fixing remains a constant and growing threat in the world of sport. The year 2022 is on track to set the record for having the most suspicious matches in UFDS history with the probability of reaching 1,000 suspicious matches for the first time.

The Education and Integrity Prevention programs are part of Sportradar’s Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS).