Football

Match-fixing scrutiny for Suzuki Cup

A specialist agency will look out for suspicious betting patterns during the AFF Suzuki Cup in a move aimed at stamping out potential match-fixing.

Swiss-based data company Sportradar will monitor all 18 matches and hold workshops for tournament officials, following an agreement with the Asean Football Federation.

"We are not blind to the dangers that match-fixing and manipulation pose," AFF general secretary Azzuddin Ahmad said in a statement. "Together with the best monitoring system available, we will be vigilant, precisely so that our fans don't have to be."

Oscar Brodkin, Sportradar's senior manager in Asia, said: "The players and fans will make this (Suzuki Cup) a magic tournament - we will do all we can to keep it honest." - AFP.

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