Two footballers banned for life by UEFA

Two Maltese players have been banned for life and four others received long suspensions by UEFA following an investigation in match-fixing allegations concerning Under 21 international matches played in 2016.

On 14 and 15 December 2017, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body initiated hearings to examine the cases.

Today, the decisions were announced, according to which Emanuel Briffa and Kyle Cesare received a lifelong ban from all football related activity for having acted in a manner that is likely to exert an unlawful or undue influence on the course and/or result of a match or competition with a view to gaining an advantage for himself or a third party.

In addition, the Lori Regional Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia is currently conducting investigative and procedural actions to find out whether the bribe was given to the organizers and participants of the Lori-Erebuni meeting in 2017-2018.