Officials banned for life after Turkish match fixing

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Six match officials have been banned for life by FIFA's disciplinary committee after being found guilty of match-fixing.

The cases of the three Hungarians and three Bosnians were brought after an international friendly exhibition tournament in Turkey.

The three Hungarian referees - Kolos Lengyel, Krisztian Selmeczi and Janos Csak - are currently been held by police in their country while the authorities carry out further investigations in match-fixing.

Sinisa Zrnic, Kenan Bajramovic and Rizah Ridalovic, from Bosnia-Herzegovina, attended the hearings and denied the charges but were found guilty.

The FIFA charges were brought against the officials in March after the tournament in Turkey.

Four national teams - Latvia, Bolivia, Estonia and Bulgaria - were invited to Antalya for a double-header and the two games produced seven goals, all scored from penalties.

One of the spot-kicks was even re-taken after initially being missed, while only 100 spectators turned up to watch the games.

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