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FIFA issues match-fixing bans

August 29, 2013
By Associated Press

ZURICH -- FIFA has imposed global bans on players and referees from Armenia, Estonia, Tunisia and Lebanon implicated in match-fixing cases.

Two Armenian match officials on FIFA's international list admitted that they tried to fix a Europa League match in July for a betting scam.

FIFA referee Ali Sabbagh of Lebanon is serving jail time in Singapore. He was convicted of agreeing to fix matches in exchange for sexual favors.

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