FIFA extends bans to 58 in Chinese fixing cases

FIFA has given worldwide bans to 58 soccer players and officials
found guilty in Chinese match-fixing cases.

FIFA says it expelled 33 people from the game for life and 25
others will serve five-year bans for involvement in ”domestic
match-fixing and bribery.”

All those banned were previously sanctioned by the Chinese
soccer association.

Life bans were imposed on referee Lu Jun, who officiated two
2002 World Cup matches, and four former Chinese national team
players: Shen Si, Qi Hong, Jiang Jin and Li Ming.

FIFA says the sanctions follow investigations and trials
conducted by law enforcement and soccer authorities from
2010-12.

FIFA says the fixed matches were played ”in the 1990s and early
2000s.”