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FIFA Ban South Korean Player Choi Sung-Kuk for Match-Fixing

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 01:  Suwon Samsung Bluewings captain Choi Sung-Kuk speaks to the media during a Sydney FC Asian Champions League press conference at Sydney Football Stadium on March 1, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. Sydney FC play Suwon Samsung Bluewings of Korea on March 2 in their first match of AFC Champions League.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
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Christopher HallAnalyst IMarch 16, 2012

FIFA has handed down a lifetime ban against South Korean international Choi Sung-Kuk for his part in a match-fixing scandal that has rocked the K-League.

Choi is one of dozens of former and current players who were indicted last year in connection with the investigation. The allegations stated that players accepted bribes from criminal gambling rings to manipulate game outcomes.

Choi had already been given a 10-month suspended prison sentence. In addition, the K-League had banned the player for life.

On Friday, FIFA extended Choi's ban to include all of its member nations.

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