FIFA applies global bans in Lebanon fixing case
FIFA has extended bans for 23 players and one official
previously found guilty of match-fixing in Lebanon to apply
FIFA says the case involved ”betting and corruption committed
by some Lebanese officials and players during certain official
matches of the Lebanese national team and other matches.”
FIFA says one player was banned for life and the official
received a lifetime ban from soccer work and entering any stadium.
Other players were banned for three and two years, and the
remaining 20 got one-year sanctions.
FIFA did not identify the players, but the Lebanon Football
Association said in February that Ramez Dayoub, who also played for
a club in Malaysia, was banned for life.
Dayoub was among six suspended players who represented Lebanon
in World Cup qualifying.