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

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