Sportradar Partners With AFF For Suzuki Cup 2014

November 24, 2014

The Asean Football Federation (AFF) has entered into a partnership agreement with Sportradar to secure their coverage and analysis of the global betting markets across all 18 matches of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2014.

Under the agreement, therapy Sportradar will also be providing its education workshops to the tournament officials, both in Hanoi and Singapore, before the tournament kicks off in Hanoi on 22 November 2014.

The AFF Suzuki Cup takes place every two years with Vietnam and Singapore jointly hosting this year’s tournament.

Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System will notify the AFF if there are any suspicious betting patterns on any of the 12 group games or the six games in the knock-out stages.

Lt Gen Dato’ Azzuddin Ahmad (Retired), the General Secretary of the AFF, said: “The AFF Suzuki Cup is the most exciting competition in the region and has been electrifying fans since 1996.

“But we are not blind to the dangers that match fixing and manipulation poses. Together with the best monitoring system available, we will be vigilant, precisely so that our fans don’t have to be.

“They can just focus on enjoying the highly competitive and entertaining tournament and doing all they can to will their respective teams to the title of champions!”

Sportradar Senior Manager – Asia, Oscar Brodkin added: “The last 12 months has been a whirlwind for Sportradar in Asia.

“We have been welcomed and supported by so many federations. It should be incredibly encouraging and reassuring for all football fans in the region that leaders across Asia are standing strong in the face of match-fixing.

“The AFF today have shown their unwavering commitment to integrity and we will work tirelessly to help the tournament officials spot the danger signs and to keep the AFF abreast of any suspicious behaviour in the regulated and unregulated betting markets.

“The players and fans will make this is a magic tournament; we will do all we can to keep it honest.”