FIFA Extends El Salvador Match-Fixing Sanctions

January 9, 2014

El Salvador yet again was thrusted into the limelight for unwanted reasons it was announced today. 

FIFA extended its sanction on the team and banned yet another El Salvador player due to an on-going match fixing Investigation. 

The sanction imposed by FIFA on a player relating to match-manipulation follows a worldwide ban on three other El Salvador players which occurred last October. 

So far a total of 21 El Salvador players have been punished. 

The three players who were not named will suffer a ban from all football-related activities lasting six months, price 12 months and five years by their federation. 

In a statement FIFA said: “Following the worldwide extension of sanctions imposed on 21 El Salvador players in October and November 2013, the deputy chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to extend the sanction of life ban from all football-related activity imposed on one additional El Salvador player.” 

FIFA hopes to tackle this problem by working closely with its member associations and the confederations to tackle match manipulation. 

They hope to do this by offering initiatives which include the signing of an integrity declaration by officials, the monitoring of the betting market via FIFA’s subsidiary Early Warning System (EWS) and the setting up of an e-learning ethics tool, an integrity hotline and e-mail address and a confidential reporting system.