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67 Zimbabwe football players suspended after match-fixing probe

Not sure the football world is really going to miss the 102nd-ranked team in the world being suspended. Have to have some sympathy for them, when you live in a country under a dictator like Mugabe, and almost certainly paid peanuts, what respect are you going to have for ethics? Last year I blogged about a report that Sepp Blatter and Robert Mugabe were supposedly lecturing local footballers about the evils of corruption.... pot - kettle - black!

Zimbabwe Football Players Suspended in Match Fixing Probe

The Zimbabwe Football Association has suspended at least 67 players, including most of the national team, after a probe into alleged match-fixing.

A number of Zimbabwe players told investigators they accepted money from an Asian betting syndicate to lose friendly matches during team trips to the Far East between 2007 and 2009.

Zimbabwe Football Association chief executive Jonathan Mashingaidze said all players implicated in the scandal cannot play in any national team matches until they are cleared by the association's ethics committee, which continues its investigation.

When a regular punter in a normal size bet could win more than these guys are collectively paid for a match, are we really surprised this happens?

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