Trovato was also ordered to pay a fine of 100,000 Swiss francs ($108,000). FIFA did not specify which matches Trovato helped manipulate or how, and did not publish a detailed verdict. Reports in South America said the investigation involved Paraguayan league games in seasons when Olimpia won the title.
Trovato has also been criticized for business ties to a gambling operator that is a sponsor of Paraguayan soccer. He can challenge the sanction to FIFA’s appeals committee, and later at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
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