Referee given life ban for manipulating matches

29th April 2005, Comments 0 comments

29 April 2005, FRANKFURT - German referee Robert Hoyzer, who has admitted manipulating matches for betting syndicates, was handed a life ban with immediate effect by the German football federation (DFB) on Friday.

29 April 2005

FRANKFURT - German referee Robert Hoyzer, who has admitted manipulating matches for betting syndicates, was handed a life ban with immediate effect by the German football federation (DFB) on Friday.

Hoyzer, who has been found guilty on eight counts of unsporting behaviour, has also been banned from all DFB-linked associations, Rainer Koch, head of the DFB sport court confirmed after the meeting in Frankfurt, adding that he had caused immeasurable damage to German football.

Hoyzer admitted to having manipulated games in the German cup, second and third division on arrangement with clients of betting offices. He spent 13 days in prison before being released.

DPA

Subject: German news

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