Match-fixing bans are extended for 74 players

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Match-fixing bans are extended for 74 players

Match-fixing bans for 74 players and officials from Italy and Korea have been extended worldwide, the sport’s governing body FIFA said on Wednesday.

FIFA said that 70 bans from the Italian Football Federation, including 11 lifetime ones, had been extended after players and officials had been sanctioned for match-fixing in various hearings.

It said this involved either a “direct involvement or omission to report match-fixing, illegal betting or corrupt organization (association to commit illicit acts).”

FIFA said bans were also extended in the cases of four Koreans.

The extensions come just two days after FIFA announced 58 Chinese football officials and players would also have their match-fixing bans extended worldwide.


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