FIFA is taking precautions to match fixing at Fifa World Cup 2022,Fifa world cup count down 2 days to go in Qatar at time when ineternational football is under match fixing syndicate.Sportradar a famous international firm that monitor the betting market. Sportradar says that previously nine months of 2022 approximately 600 football matches manipulated. Their all activity was on smaller leagues in this players and officials are involved which receive low compensation. Experts saying that it would not target the high profile event like world cup. But with more than $100 billion expected to be wagered on the World cup.
First time monitoring task forces of stakeholders, including Sportradar, Interpol, International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) and the FBI, will be monitoring the betting markets and in game activities in every world cup match. The monitoring agencies will be watching the irregular activities on everything from goals to yellow cards. FBI decline to comment on its role in taskforces but is participating in the group in preparation for the 2026 World cup in the United States.
Sportradar which has partnered with U.S Sports league to track the betting industry, says it uses the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to watch the 30 billion data sets from 600 bookmakers globally. There is a team appointed of 35 officers with background in terrorism, financial fraud, military defense and law enforcement.
In monitoring of betting markets, Fifa held workshops to educate teams and refrees from threat of match fixing. In this whistle blowing system include. After that precautions and preventing match fixing attempts is extremely difficult.Howerver in 2016, five betting operators including Sportradar flagged irregular betting patterns during South Africa and Senegal world cup match.
In this world cup there will be more scrutiny,there will be more money on the line. In 2018 Fifa world cup estimated $155 billion bet globally.There also may be some concern that match fixer target the smaller event in the games like receive yellow cards that is called spot fixing. You need a return on investment and liquidity in the market. You have convince the player and referee and also find a bookmaker who is willing to accept your money. The bookmaker is always protecting himself by reducing the limits. Krannich said that Chrismas and Easter is on same day for match fixer. This will be a party time for match fixer. This is unfortunately the situation, and we see it all over the place.
The sportsbook operators that make up IBIA can dive down to customer-level account data to spot any questionable behaviour. IBIA members may also raise red flags, prompting a more thorough inquiry, if, for instance, a flurry of new accounts suddenly appear at the same moment and begin putting large bets on the same game.
Put yourself in the position of a match-fixer, advised Sportradar’s Kranich. “Liquidity in the market and return on investment are essential. In addition to convincing the players and referees, you also need to locate a bookmaker who would take your payment. If you placed a $10,000 wager on the first yellow card or throw-in I wish you luck. The bookmaker continuously defends itself by lowering the limitations.
- This year’s World Cup will be under more scrutiny than ever before, but there will also be more money at stake. In total, $155 billion, according to FIFA, was wagered on the 2018 World Cup, which was held in Russia during the tournament’s customary summertime. Match-fixers may use the money at stake in this year’s World Cup to cover up any attempts to tamper with events.
- Christmas and Easter fall on the same day for match fixers, and the celebration continues, according to Cranich. “I know it seems pessimistic, but it’s the reality, and we see it everywhere,”