Four footballers banned for life

Four players have been banned for life for match-fixing at the AFC Cup, the Asian Football Confederation announced on Friday.

Kursanbek Sheratov from Kyrgyzstan was found guilty of fixing a match involving his club Dordoi FC in the 2017 AFC Cup, Asia’s second-tier continental competition.

Sheratov also supported betting activity related to the game.

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Kyrgyz players Vladimir Verevkin and Iliaz Alimov were found guilty of fixing one or more matches involving their side FC Alay.

On his part, Tajikistan’s Abduaziz Mahkamov manipulated AFC Cup matches involving FC Alay in 2017 and 2018.

The AFC said the punishments, handed down by its disciplinary and ethics committee, showed its “zero-tolerance approach” to match-fixing.


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