AFC has received the summary report from the Lebanese Football Association on their investigations and subsequent action against involvement of Lebanese players in match-fixing.
AFC has also requested the Lebanese Football Association to provide the full investigation report.
The Lebanese Football Association has informed the Member Associations of India, Malaysia and Indonesia of sanctions on Lebanese players plying their trade in these countries. As per Article 140 of the AFC Disciplinary Code “a sanction imposed by a Member Association has the same effect in each Member Association of AFC as if the sanction had been imposed by any one of them”.
The three players who are playing outside Lebanon are: Mahmoud El Ali (Persiba Balipapan, Indonesia), Ramez Dayoub (Selangor, Malaysia) and Akram Moghrani (Churchill Brothers, India).
AFC has no knowledge on any suspicion surrounding Lebanon’s any of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.
AFC would like to congratulate the Lebanese Football Association for carrying out the investigation and imposing sanctions on its players and would continue to support such initiatives by our Member Associations.
AFC has also set up an internal task force to educate the Member Associations on ways and measures to combat this menace and monitor and coordinate with everyone involved to fight match-fixing in AFC competitions.