As part of the FIFA Integrity Task Force, ULIS will ensure the monitoring of the betting markets of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. The preliminary meeting was held on the 20 July and was attended by all the other members of the Task Force, including key organizations like the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), INTERPOL, the Council of Europe.
The Task Force set up by FIFA specifically aims to protect the tournament from the manipulation of matches and any integrity-related matters. ULIS will contribute with its monitoring intelligence and expertise towards safeguarding, promoting and maintaining the integrity of the competition. To do so ULIS will also rely on the collaborative platform UMIG (ULIS Monitoring and Intelligence Group) that can be understood as a fixed international lottery task force composed of ULIS members in coordination with a team of expert analysts.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 is jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, and is taking place from 20 July - 20 August. This is the second time a FIFA Women’s World Cup is being monitored by a task force, the first one having been established for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019.