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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

FIFA ban six Eastern European match officials over match-fixing in internationals


Six match officials have been banned for life by FIFA's disciplinary committee after being found guilty of match-fixing. 
The cases of the three Hungarians and three Bosnians were brought after an international friendly exhibition tournament in Turkey. 
The three Hungarian referees - Kolos Lengyel, Krisztian Selmeczi and Janos Csak - are currently been held by police in their country while the authorities carry out further investigations in match-fixing. 
Taking action: FIFA acted after farcical scenes in Antalya in March
Taking action: FIFA acted after farcical scenes in Antalya in March
Sinisa Zrnic, Kenan Bajramovic and Rizah Ridalovic, from Bosnia-Herzegovina, attended the hearings and denied the charges but were found guilty. 
The FIFA charges were brought against the officials in March after the tournament in Turkey. 
Four national teams - Latvia, Bolivia, Estonia and Bulgaria - were invited to Antalya for a double-header and the two games produced seven goals, all scored from penalties. 
One of the spot-kicks was even re-taken after initially being missed, while only 100 spectators turned up to watch the games. 


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2024572/FIFA-ban-Eastern-European-match-officials-match-fixing.html#ixzz1UjX11xNP