FIFA Extends Austrian and Iranian Match-Fixing Bans

By Community | June 2, 2014

FIFA have today confirmed match-fixing sanctions imposed by the Austrian Football Association (ÖFB) and the IR Iran Football Federation (IRIFF).

The ÖFB has sanctioned two Austrian players for violating the integrity regulations of the ÖFB by unlawfully trying to influence the results of a number of matches of the Austrian championship. Dominique Taboga was sanctioned with a lifetime ban from all football-related activities, help while Thomas Zündel was banned from all football-related activities for a period of 12 months.

In Iran, symptoms the Disciplinary Committee of the IRIFF has sanctioned inter alia an Iranian official (coach), Mohammad Reza Molaei, and an Iranian match official (referee), Mohsen Ghahremani, with bans of six and eight months respectively after being charged with “interference in the corruption” and “unsporting behaviour and illegal relations” respectively. The two cases were related to a match of the Iran Pro League.

The chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to extend the sanctions to have worldwide effect.