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Bans sought for 30-plus players for match-fixing in Spain

AP  |  Madrid 

Spanish prosecutors are asking for a two-year prison sentence and a six-year ban for a group of players accused of match-fixing in the seven years ago.

Former is facing the same sentence if found guilty in the case involving clubs Levante and Zaragoza at the end of the 2010-11 season.

Among the more than 30 players accused are Ander Herrera, now with Manchester United, of Leicester, and

The six-year ban from would be valid outside of as well. It is unlikely those being accused would face actual prison time if found guilty because sentences of two years or less are often suspended in


Prosecutors said there is evidence that Zaragoza paid 965,000 euros (USD 1.1 million) to Levantes players to lose a match to Zaragoza.

Zaragozas 2-1 victory in the final round of the season allowed the team to avoid relegation.

A lower court had shelved the case but it was reopened last month after an appeal by prosecutors in Valencia, where the match was played.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 18:00 IST
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