FIFAs early warning system is monitoring sports betting

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Early Warning System GmbH (EWS) is monitoring sports betting on all FIFA tournaments and competitions to prevent sports betting having any negative impact on these matches. At the same time, EWS wants to raise awareness on opportunities and risks of sports betting for the football.


EWS was founded by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) as part of its tasks to safeguard the integrity of sport. On 1 July 2007 FIFA launched EWS with its own staff and offices in Zurich specifically for this purpose.

Starting with monitoring all matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilTM, EWS is monitoring the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Costa Rica 2014, FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014 and the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014. Furthermore EWS is also gathering and analysing betting relevant information on football matches of confederations, member associations and their leagues.

As an ethical project, EWS forms an integral component of FIFA’s measures and supports FIFA first and foremost in the areas of prevention, repression and investigation. As a representative of an international sporting organisation, EWS operates independently of the commercial betting industry and is not profit-orientated.