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The national football association of El Salvador (FESFUT) has provisionally suspended 22 footballers for 30 days in connection with a match-fixing investigation.

The national football association of El Salvador (FESFUT) has provisionally suspended 22 footballers for 30 days in connection with a match-fixing investigation.

According to Reuters, most of the players are experienced international players. The banned players include Alfredo Pacheco, Dennis Alas, Eliseo Quintanilla, Marvin Gonzalez, Osael Romero and Ramon Sanchez, all of whom have collected more than 50 caps for the El Salvador national team.

“With the investigations which have been conducted up to his point, evidence has been collected which suggests that offences connected to so-called match-fixing have been committed,” FESFUT said.

Only two of the banned players have not played for the national team, and all of the players are of Salvadorean nationality.

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