Early Warning System (EWS), a FIFA subsidiary, held an educational workshop in Delhi, India on June 16. Over 30 representatives of the All Indian Football Federation (AIFF) as well as participants from the I-League and Indian Super League took part in the event. The workshop brought participants up to date with the developments in monitoring and combatting match fixing.
Knowledge transfer and provision of technical facilities by EWS to the AIFF have greatly assisted in tackling the threat match fixing poses to the integrity of football in the region. One of the EWS key activities is the monitoring of betting markets for irregularities and the analysis of specific match situations in their sporting contexts.
“Workshops like this one play an important part in our work in safeguarding the integrity of football. It showcased that the AIFF is a strong partner in the global fight against match manipulation,” said FIFA’s Director of Security Ralf Mutschke.
EWS plays a key role in FIFA’s Integrity initiative as well as in the areas of risk prevention and management in addition to information gathering.