Further tools to fight illegal practices.

FIFA subsidiary Early Warning System GmbH (EWS) has entered into a cooperation agreement with digital sports content provider PERFORM in its continued effort to enhance the integrity of football events.

PERFORM’s “Opta” product, providing historical and live performance data will be integrated into EWS’ integrity monitoring system optimising the detection and analysis of suspicious activities in sports betting.

"This cooperation with a leading sports data service provider is a perfect fit for our monitoring approach to ensure an effective and fact-based match analysis,” Ralf Mutschke, director of security for FIFA said.

“Perform is a very strong partner in the global fight against match manipulation, and such cooperation represents a fundamental keystone of our overall strategy.”