German federation bans referee for life

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:51 IST

The German Football Association has banned referee Robert Hoyzer for life for his part in the country's match-fixing scandal

Frankfurt:

The German Football Association has banned referee Robert Hoyzer for life for his part in the country's match-fixing scandal. Hoyzer who had been arrested in February, had admitted to fixing four matches for a Croatian Gambling ring who paid him 67,000 euros for his services. Berlin prosecutors are investigating 25 people, including four referees and 14 players, suspected of fixing at least 10 games, mostly in lower divisions. Hoyzer has not been charged, but remains under investigation for fraud. If convicted, he could receive up to 10 years in prison. The disgraced Hoyzer is currently working on his autobiography and has vowed to return to the football world. (With AP inputs)

Topics : Football Bayern Munchen
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