The FIFA Disciplinary Committee sanctions Marco Antonio Trovato Villalba for match manipulation

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At its meeting on 24 September 2020, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee found Marco Antonio Trovato Villalba, current President of the Paraguayan Club Olimpia, guilty of match manipulation and of failing to comply with his duty to collaborate during disciplinary proceedings in violation of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.

The decision to sanction Mr Trovato Villalba is related to a series of matches that took place between 2018 and 2019, while he was President of the club.

In its decision, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee ruled that Mr Trovato Villalba had breached article 18 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (Manipulation of football matches and competitions), as well as article 20 (Duty to collaborate).

In light of the above, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to sanction Mr Trovato Villalba with a lifetime ban from all football-related activity and to order him to pay a fine of CHF 100,000.

The decision was notified to Mr Trovato Villalba today. He has ten days to request the grounds of the decision, after which it will be published on legal.fifa.com. This decision may be appealed before the FIFA Appeal Committee, pursuant to article 56 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.

The original article can be found here.

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