FIFA imposes global ban on players from Estonia, Slovak clubs

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25 September 2014

Russian forward Yaroslav Dmitriev has been banned for life from worldwide football by FIFA in connection with a match-fixing affair in Estonia, football's ruling body said on Thursday.

Russian forward Yaroslav Dmitriev has been banned for life from worldwide football by FIFA in connection with a match-fixing affair in Estonia, football's ruling body said on Thursday.

FIFA said bans of a a dozen other players are for up to six months by the Estonian federation, amid an ongoing fixing probe in Estonia by football and state authorities which started in 2011, have also been extended worldwide.

The Estonia-born Dmitriev (26) played for Estonian first division club Ajax Lasnamae at the time.

FIFA also said that it has made Slovakian sanctions on two players global.

Ivan Hodur was banned for 11 years and Robert Rak for 15 years for manipulating club friendlies in 2011. Hodur is now banned for 25 years overall as he was also suspended for 11 years for involvement in fixing 2013-14 season first division matches in Slovakia.

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