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Uefa upholds referee Oleh Orekhhov's life ban

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Ukrainian referee Oleh Orekhov has lost his appeal against a life ban from football for his involvement in a match-fixing scandal.

The appeals panel of Uefa, European football's governing body, rejected his attempt to overturn the ban on Tuesday.

Orekhov, 42, was banned in March after Uefa received information from a German police investigation into more than 200 matches played across Europe.

Uefa said he had breached "principles of loyalty and integrity".

However, it has not specified either the leagues or particular matches in which he helped to influence results.



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see also
Match-fixing ref given life ban
18 Mar 10 |  Europe
Clubs named in match-fixing probe
25 Nov 09 |  Europe
Match-fix probe targets 200 games
20 Nov 09 |  Europe


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