Football referees banned for life

  • 2011-08-11
  • Jared Grellet
RIGA, Latvia – FIFA has come down heavily on the referees who were involved in the now infamous Latvian and Estonian friendly matches played in Turkey in February. On February 9 Latvia and Estonia played Bolivia and Bulgaria respectively in the neutral venue of Antalya, Turkey. Controversy and suspicion was rife following the matches with all seven goals scored across the two fixtures coming from the penalty spot. In light of a subsequent investigation into the matches, the referees were found guilty in a FIFA disciplinary hearing of falling the influe...
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