Forty-one South Korean players have been handed worldwide lifetime bans following a match-fixing scandal in the country’s K-League.
World governing body FIFA charged the 41 players after a domestic match-fixing investigation dating back to 2011.
The 41 had already been banned for life by the Korea Football Association following the scandal which erupted in 2011 and involved matches played the previous year.
The South Korean government had also threatened to wind up the K-League if action was not taken against them.
Ten other players involved in match-fixing were given worldwide bans by FIFA in June while in March, South Korea’s volleyball association banned 11 players for life in a bid to curb corruption in domestic sport.
But the players will have to do football-related community service first, including coaching youngsters and disabled players.