2014 World Cup qualifying

AFC denies match-fixing allegations

February 28, 2013
By Associated Press
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- The Asian Football Confederation says it has no evidence from a match-fixing investigation that a Lebanon defender helped Qatar win a 2014 World Cup qualifier.

The AFC says in a statement it "has no knowledge on any suspicion surrounding Lebanon's ... 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches."

On Monday, the Lebanese soccer association banned national team defender Ramez Dayoub for life among 24 players suspended in a match-fixing and bribery scandal.
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