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 football 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 its World Cup qualifying campaign.