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67 Zimbabwe players suspended
ESPN.com, January 31st, 2012 12:27PM

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The Zimbabwe soccer federation (ZIFA) has suspended 67 players, including most of the national team, following an investigation into game- fixing.

Last year's ZIFA probe led to a number of players admitting that they accepted money from an Asian betting syndicate to lose exhibition games on Far East trips from 2007-09. The ZIFA report said the money was handed out by agents of Singaporean Wilson Raj Perumal, who is in jail in Finland for fixing activities in that country.

The decision to suspend the players was made during an emergency board meeting to review Zimbabwe's failure to qualify for the African Nations Cup, which is currently under way in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

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