Eight players and an agent have been banned for life by FIFA. They include current and former players after they were found guilty of match fixing.
Former Sierra Leone captain Ibrahim Kargbo and ex-Trinidad and Tobago defender, Keyeno Thomas, were among those suspended from all football-related activities.
The world football’s governing body also banned former players from Benin, Afghanistan and Cuba, as well as Zimbabwean agent Kudzanai Shaba.
Kenyan defender, George Owino Audi, received a 10-year ban and a fine of 15,000 Swiss francs (13,165 euros).
FIFA said it opened disciplinary proceedings after a vast investigation into various international matches that Singaporean Wilson Raj Perumal, a convicted match-fixer, had attempted to manipulate for betting purposes.
“This large-scale investigation was conducted by FIFA over several years through its integrity department and in cooperation with the relevant stakeholders and authorities,” a FIFA statement read.