Players from Estonia and Tunisia and match officials from Lebanon and Armenia have been given worldwide bans in connection with attempts to manipulate games, soccer’s world governing body FIFA said on Thursday.
FIFA said the bans had already been imposed at local level by the respective federations and would now apply globally.
They included two Armenian officials who were banned by UEFA last week over an attempt to fix the result of a Europa League match in July.
Referee Andranik Arsenyan and assistant Hovhannes Avagyan, who officiated in the match between FC Inter Turku and Vikingur, were suspended for life.
In an earlier Armenian Football Federation hearing, they admitted having tried to manipulate the outcome of the second-leg fixture, which ended 1-0 in favor of Vikingur.