Leicester player to face 2 year jail sentance and 6 year ban for match fixing

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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.

Iborra while playing for Spanish club Levante

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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