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Football penalties 'too soft'

Updated: 2013-02-19 07:55
By Tang Zhe ( China Daily)

CFA bans 33 people for life, fines clubs, but no team is relegated

Penalties handed out on Monday by China's top soccer body to individuals and clubs involved in the country's largest match-fixing scandal were slammed as inadequate by commentators.

After a three-year investigation, the Chinese Football Association issued lifetime bans on 33 people, including some previously jailed for involvement in match-fixing.

Football penalties 'too soft'