FIFA bans 3 Guatemala players for life for fixing


ZURICH (AP) - FIFA has imposed worldwide life bans on three Guatemala players for fixing national team and CONCACAF Champions League matches.

FIFA says Gustavo Cabrera, Yoni Flores and Guillermo Ramirez are "banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity, for life."

The players were involved in fixing Guatemala exhibitions against Venezuela in June 2011 and Costa Rica in May 2012.

FIFA says the charges also included a CONCACAF Champions League match between CSD Municipal and Santos Laguna of Mexico on Oct. 19, 2010. Santos won 6-1.

FIFA has extended the bans globally after they were imposed nationally last month by the Guatemala Football Association.

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