Fifa imposes worldwide bans in cases of match-fixing


Fifa has imposed worldwide bans after cases of match-fixing.

It has endorsed life bans by Uefa for Armenian referee Andranik Arsenyan and assistant referee Hovhannes Avagyan, and the Estonian Football Association's life ban on player Elvis Liivamagi.

Fifa sanctions have also been extended to Lebanese referee Ali Sabbagh, and Tunisian players Marouane Troudi and Mahmoud Dridi and official Amir Jaziri.

These are provisional bans pending the outcome of investigations.

Arsenyan and assistant Avagyan admitted trying to manipulate FC Inter Turku's Europa League game against Vikingur last month while Liivamagi was suspended following an investigation into domestic match manipulation.

Sabbagh was jailed for six months in Singapore for accepting sexual favours to fix a game and was withdrawn as referee for a match between Singapore's Tampines Rovers and India's East Bengal on 3 April just hours before the game. His provisional ban will run until the Asian Football Confederation rules on his case.

Troudi, Dridi and Jaziri were provisionally suspended by the Tunisian Football Association until an investigation into domestic match manipulation has been concluded.

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