Fifa executive committee members Amos Adamu and Reynald Temarii have been been banned from playing FIFA football games for life across all gaming platforms, after recent claims they took backhanders to the throw online matches and artificially increase an opponents world wide ranking.
Adamu, who played under the name 'Sort 54-21-18 acc 22451917' and Temarii, known as 'Pay as you goal', will however keep their jobs.
The scandal was only brought to light through the carelessness of Adamu who made a complaint to the FIFA executive about the poor performance of one of the British referees in an online game he had been paid to lose.
The complaint centred around a goal inadvertently scored by 'Sort 54-21-18 acc 22451917', which he felt should have been overruled for offside. Officials investigating the complaint reviewed the incident and ended up watching the whole game, which finished 27-1.
'We were astounded at what we saw. The committee member didn't have one shot on target up until the disputed goal. To be fair, he was offside, and we believe that is why he took the shot which lead to the goal, because he fully expected it to be called offside. By the time he realized the referee had made an error, it was too late, the goal had been given.'
Temarii, who specialized in allowing teams to boost their goal difference by playing his goalkeepers and strikers at the back, was only investigated because he was listed as a friend of Adamu, and was found to have never even taken a corner.
The FIFA committee says it is looking at many more games and fully expect there to be further instances of corruption.
'Knowing what we know about each other, I'd say it was a certainty.'
The FA have declined to comment.