K-League bans 40 more players over scandal

South Korea’s K-League has imposed a lifetime ban on 40 more

footballers indicted over their alleged involvement in a

match-fixing scandal.

Last month, prosecutors indicted the players for allegedly

taking bribes in return for trying to rig the results of games or

bet on games after learning their outcome would be fixed.

The K-League said Thursday that it has decided to ban them from

appearing in games and assuming any official football-related


It says seven indicted fooballers-turned-gambling brokers have

also been banned.

The league says some of those given bans could eventually be

rehabilitated because they voluntarily reported their wrongdoing

before their arrests.

Ten others were banned in June.