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Thursday 17 April 2014

FIFA extends China bans after match-fixing scandal

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."

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