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China bans 33 for life, fines clubs millions

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China's top football body handed down a swathe of punishments including fines worth millions, it said on Monday, as it seeks leave behind corruption scandals which have plagued the sport in China. 

A view of the Hongkou Stadium where Shanghai Shenhua Football Club play their home games in Shanghai on December 12, 2011. China's top football body handed down a swathe of punishments including fines worth millions, it said on Monday, as it seeks leave behind corruption scandals which have plagued the sport in China.

China's Football Association banned 33 people, including some previously jailed for their involvement in China's biggest ever match-fixing scandal, from taking part in football "for life," it said on its website.

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