The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has extended and expanded its partnership with integrity monitor Sportradar.
The new agreement will see Sportradar observe over 4,500 Asian soccer matches through a bespoke AFC Monitoring System (AMS), including games from AFC competitions and all top-tier member leagues, as well as continental and regional tournaments. The company will also develop an integrity mobile app, which can be used to report suspicions of match-fixing, and assist the AFC in the development of workshops and education programmes.
In addition, a Sportradar expert will be assigned to the AFC Integrity Unit.
"The integrity of sport is not negotiable," said AFC president and Fifa presidential candidate Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa. "It is a crucial cornerstone to protecting the sport for future generations. At the AFC we are not content to just address this key area. We want to do everything we can to protect Asian football, to protect football in each country in Asia and to lead by example. Sportradar has proven to be a valuable partner in that objective and in our vision. With this new partnership, we have taken the best the organisation has to offer and extended it to each of our member associations."
The AFC began its partnership with Sportradar in 2013.