Leicester City star to face lengthly ban for alleged match fixing
Reports from The Washington Post, are reporting that a total of 36 players are accused of match-fixing in the Spanish league seven years ago.
Among the players accused are: Ander Herrera, now with Manchester United; Vicente Iborra of Leicester; Atletico Madrid captain Gabi Fernandez; and River Plate captain Leonardo Ponzio.
It’s unlikely those being accused would face actual prison time if found guilty because sentences of two years or less for first-time offenders are often suspended in Spain.
Prosecutors cited evidence that Zaragoza paid 965,000 euros ($1.1 million) to Levante’s players to lose a match to Zaragoza.
Zaragoza’s 2-1 victory in the final round of the season allowed the team to avoid relegation.
Iborra played for Levante at the time and is said to have received a huge amount of cash to lose the match.
If found guilty the 6 year ban will end his career.
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