China’s match-fixing bans extended worldwide by FIFA

Global Times
Monday 25th February, 2013

Match-fixing bans on 58 Chinese soccer officials and players will be extended worldwide, the sport’s governing body FIFA said on Monday.The 58 were banned by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) on February 18 following a three-year push to clean up rampant corruption in the sport in China.”The sanctions by the Chinese Football Association’s disciplinary committee involve players and officials, with 25 receiving a five-year ban from all football activities while the remaining 33 individuals were banned from all football activities for life,” a FIFA statement said.”The Chairman of the FIFA Di…

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