The president of Spain’s Liga Profesional de Fútbol (LFP), the governing body of Spanish football, has urged the country’s government to change its disciplinary codes in order to implement life-time bans for any footballers found guilty of match-fixing.

Speaking at a conference in London organised by Leaders in Football this week, LFP president Javier Tebas reiterated the organisation’s conviction to put an end to match fixing in Spanish football, claiming that only 1 per cent of Liga BBVA and Liga Adelante matches were affected.

“We are worried. If we ignore the existence of this problem, however small it may be, we lose credibility,” said Tebas.

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