Fifa bans 74 officials and players for match-fixing in Italy, South Korea
ZURICH (AP) - Fifa banned 74 more officials and players from world football on Wednesday for helping fix matches, this time in Italy and South Korea.
Sanctions were extended globally on 70 people, including 11 life bans, after a series of cases prosecuted by Italian football authorities.
Football's world governing body Fifa said the charges involved "match-fixing (direct involvement or omission to report match-fixing), illegal betting or corrupt organization (association to commit illicit acts)."
Prosecutors in Cremona, Bari and Napoli have pieced together a conspiracy they believe was organised from Singapore to bet on rigged Italian football matches.