FIFA extends China bans after match-fixing scandal
Published 25/02/2013 | 13:55
FIFA has extended bans on 58 players and officials in China so that the sanctions apply worldwide.
The Chinese FA (CFA) this month banned 33 people for life and a further 25 for five years for domestic match-fixing and bribery for cases going back to the 1990s.
FIFA said in a statement: "The chairman of the FIFA disciplinary committee has extended the sanctions to have worldwide effect.
"In taking those sanctions and notifying FIFA of them, the CFA has emphasised its on-going commitment to stamping out all forms of match-fixing and corruption in the game."