Match Fixing: FIFA Shuts The Door On Saudi Ref

By Ikenga Chronicles May 31, 2018

Match Fixing: FIFA Shuts The Door On Saudi Ref

FIFA has closed the door on World Cup bound- Saudi Arabian referee Fahad Al-Mirdasi for a match-fixing attempt in his country.

Al-Mirdasi, 32, got his first ban for life from the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF)after confessing to have attempted to fix the King’s Cup final between Al-Ittihad and Al-Faisaly.

After considering evidence, FIFA said “the conditions to be selected for the World Cup are not satisfied anymore.”

World football’s governing body also stood down Mohammed Al-Abakry and Abdulah Al-Shalwai, the two assistant referees who were due to work with Al-Mirdasi.

According to the SAFF, Al-Mirdasi’s misdemeanour involved him contacting an Al-Ittihad official, who handed the messages over.