Posted: Fri September 20, 2013 3:37PM; Updated: Fri September 20, 2013 3:47PM

Fourteen players banned for life from El Salvador's national team

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William Osael Romero (8) played in El Salvador's 2-1 loss to the U.S. in February 2010.
William Osael Romero (8) played in El Salvador's 2-1 loss to the U.S. in February 2010.
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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) - El Salvador's football federation has banned 14 players from ever representing the national team again for their role in alleged match-fixing, including in games against the United States and Mexico.

Among those banned on Friday were goalkeepers Miguel Montes and Dagoberto Portillo, Christian Castillo - a former DC United player - and William Osael Romero, who played for Chivas USA.

The bans are connected with suspected match-fixing in four matches involving the national team, including 2-1 loss in a friendly against the U.S. in 2010, and the 5-0 loss to Mexico in the 2011 Gold Cup.

Last month, 22 players were given one-month suspensions while the games were investigated.

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