The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and the Federal Police (PF) took a significant step in combating match-fixing in football.

This collaboration, a direct response to the findings of Operation Maximum Penalty, represents a joint effort to eradicate corruption in sport.

The initiative aims to strengthen the integrity of Brazilian football, ensuring a fair and safe playing environment.

Joint action between CBF and PF: monitoring and prevention

According to the letter sent by the president of the CBF, Ednaldo Rodrigues, to the state federations, the PF will now receive copies of all reports on suspicious cases detected by Sportradar and forwarded to various sports entities.

This flow of information includes reports and documents on games considered suspicious, even those prior to the formalization of the partnership.

The measure is a significant advance in preventing and combating match-fixing, a problem that has affected sport globally.

Coordination and training: strengthening the integrity of sport

The Ministry of Justice appointed police chief Daniel Mostardeiro Cola, a specialist in combating corruption, to lead this initiative.

The CBF and the PF strengthened their integration by granting a PF agent access to the CBF system, which allows for effective monitoring of Sportradar reports.

They held an online training meeting to train PF agents in using the Monday system, an essential tool for this operation.

This training is crucial to ensure agents are well equipped to identify and investigate any suspected manipulation.

Transparency and responsibility in football

This agreement between the CBF and the PF is a milestone in the fight against match-fixing in Brazilian football.

Through this partnership, it is hoped to increase transparency and integrity in sport, ensuring a fair and safe gaming environment for everyone involved.

The collaboration between the two entities is an example of how sports governance and law enforcement can work together to protect the integrity of sport.