Protecting the game: FIFA’s Early Warning System

As national teams prepare for a crucial week of FIFA World Cup™ qualifying matches, off the field FIFA’s subsidiary company Early Warning System GmbH (EWS) is set for a busy time monitoring the betting market for any conspicuous odds.

To date, EWS has monitored all 649 matches played during the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014™ qualifiers and is working with over 400 betting operators and gaming regulators to protect football matches across all FIFA competitions.

Watch the video above to see how EWS works, including how the company analyses what is a complex international sport betting market and the process by which suspicious patterns or incidents are reported back to football’s world governing body.

See inside the EWS offices and hear from the experts including FIFA Director of Security Ralf Mutschke, EWS General Manager Detlev Zenglein and EWS Manager Competition Analysis Jonas Pfändler.

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