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AFC bans 22 footballers, officials from Laos, Cambodia for match-fixing

The Asian Football Confederation has announced life bans for 22 players and officials from Laos and Cambodia for match-fixing on Wednesday.

The announcement was made following investigations of the Laos national football team, as well as the club Lao Toyota.

“The AFC investigation into the manipulation of matches involving the representative teams of the Lao Football Federation commenced in 2014 and remains ongoing,” said a statement from the AFC.

“The investigation has been supported by Sportradar and the FIFA Integrity Unit. In order to protect the integrity of the investigation, specific details including the relevant matches will not be disclosed,” it added.

Of the 22 individuals received life ban, 15 are current or former Lao Toyota footballers and officials.

Four of the players, Saynakhonevieng Phommapanya, Chintana Souksavath, Moukda Souksavath Mphatthana Syvilay, were previously suspended last November. The sanctions for them have been turned into life bans.