Focusing on monitoring and information
As a central aim, Early Warning System GmbH (EWS) looks to protect football matches in all FIFA tournaments by monitoring and analysing the international sports betting market and through comprehensive reporting to FIFA. EWS also carries out match monitoring on behalf of third parties both within and outside of football. The service within football is part of an integrated overall package that FIFA offers to any interested member associations.
Another of EWS’s areas of responsibility is the information activities on the theme of “sports betting and match-fixing”. This is aimed at various interest groups, including sport organisations, athletes, state authorities, media, etc., to create awareness of the continually growing issue. EWS is also committed to the cooperation agreement concluded in May 2011 between FIFA and INTERPOL, which has the objective of combatting match-fixing and corruption in football.