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The Football Association of Moldova (FMF) has announced that for the past several months it has been working with Stats Perform in its battle against match-fixing and corruption in football.

The partners are working together in a two-year agreement that covers all games in the top division in Moldova, the Divizia Națională.

Stats Perform, the SportsTech leader in data and AI technology, has developed a unique approach to managing match-fixing risk that includes betting markets monitoring, global intelligence gathering, and performance integrity analysis as a combined service. Stats Perform believes this holistic approach is the most balanced and effective way of tackling the integrity issues that confront all levels of sport.

Earlier this year, the Guardian newspaper exclusively unveiled that Stats Perform Integrity were taking monitoring, detection, and investigation of suspicious activity in sport to the next level, with its player and team Performance Integrity Analysis (PIA) capability. This ground-breaking and innovative approach is a core part of the services being utilised by the FMF.

Stats Perform Integrity already works with numerous major rights holders and sports governing bodies by providing anti-match fixing services such as education, betting markets and performance monitoring, intelligence and investigations. Most recently the company was announced as the first company to be awarded the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) accreditation for the quality and integrity of its data operations. This followed the news of Stats Perform’s appointment as the exclusive official WTA tennis fast data supplier.

Head of FMF Integrity Department, Eugen Zubic said: “Football is the most loved and practiced game in the world and our mission is to protect this sport from any threat. That is why it is crucial for FMF to use the services of Stats Perform, one the biggest international and expert companies in betting and performance analysis, in the form of reports that are extremely necessary in the match-fixing disciplinary investigation phase. Only together, the whole football community, can stop the corruption in football by informing, raising awareness and condemning match fixing.”

Jake Marsh, Global Head of Integrity at Stats Perform, commented: “We are delighted FMF have chosen Stats Perform’s unique integration of betting markets monitoring, intelligence and Opta-powered performance analysis to support their integrity programme. This agreement shows the importance FMF place in ensuring the integrity of their competitions, and we look forward to working with them in a successful partnership.”