FIFA’s EWS extends betting monitoring deal for Japanese football

Early Warning System (EWS), the betting monitoring subsidiary of football world governing body FIFA, has extended its service agreement with the Japanese Football Association (JFA). The JFA first signed up to have all of its matches and competitions monitored by EWS in 2010, and will continue to work together over the course of 2015.

EWS will assist the JFA with specific services, knowledge transfer and technical facilities, as well as monitoring betting markets for irregularities and assessing certain match situations to quickly identify any potential attempts at match-fixing.

When the EWS analysis indicates that individuals may be attempting to manipulate the outcome or aspects of a match, it sends a warning message to alert the JFA.

FIFA director of security Ralf Mutschke said he was proud to be working with the JFA for the fifth consecutive year.

“The JFA is a very strong partner in the global fight against match manipulation and such cooperation with our member associations represents a fundamental keystone of our overall strategy,” he explained.

A number of regulators and football associations have signed up to launch the EWS solution, most recently the Malta Gaming Authority, Indian football’s governing body the All India Football Federation, and the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.

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