EHF increases work against match-fixing during 2024 Euros

Several matches within European club- and national-team handball has been suspected of match-fixing over the past few years. Now, 2 days before the 2024 European Championship, the European Handball Federation (EHF) has decided to increase their work to protect handball matches from being fixed, the organization states in a press release.

Handbollskanalen and Danish TV2 Sport are amongst those media outlets that have revealed suspected match-fixing in handball over the past few years. The EHF has never confirmed that any match-fixing has taken place, but now, in a new press release, the organization reveals that they will increase their work during the 2024 Euros to protect the sport.

“Sports technology company Sportradar is providing anti-match-fixing education to all match officials before the tournament, ensuring that those in charge of proceedings will know how to recognize and react to any potential integrity risks,” EHF writes in the statement.

EHF also states that Sportradar will monitor betting patterns on the matches during the Euros.

EHF Secretary General Martin Hausleitner: “The EHF is committed to protecting the integrity of its flagship national team competition, and by utilizing a multifaceted approach to integrity, we believe that the EHF EURO 2024 is well safeguarded. It is vital to ensure that the integrity of our top events remains uncompromised, and Sportradar’s support will help strengthen this effort so that fans of handball across the world can enjoy the tournament safe in the knowledge that gold standard integrity measures have been put in place.”