ZURICH – FIFA has banned six Hungarian and Bosnian match officials for life after they helped fix two international friendlies for a betting scam.
Crime syndicates are believed to have made millions of euros (dollars) betting on the fixed matches.
FIFA says its disciplinary committee has banned three Hungarians and three Bosnians from world football.
Their national federations had previously banned them.
The Antalya case prompted FIFA to crack down on how international friendlies are organized. It now has veto powers over referee appointments.