Updated at 15:24,15-04-2021

Disqualified Belarusian football player... plays hockey in Italy


Ex-forward of Belarus national football team Vital Kutuzau has become a goalkeeper in the amateur hockey team Sesto San Giovanni.

Vital Kutuzau was disqualified for 3.5 years for being involved in match-fixing in Italy. He was one of the 20 players involved in the case. They were returned guilty of causing their team Bari lose two matches in 2008 and 2009.

FIFA expanded its sanctions later. None of the players will be allowed to play in professional football clubs either in Italy or in any other country. It is no surprise that the 34-year-old Belarusian has decided to start playing hockey.