The match fixing scandal that Bolivian football has been embroiled in has escalated with the country’s top division being suspended. 

When put to the vote, 14 delegates and clubs voted for the suspension of the league, whilst there were two votes for it to continue and one abstained vote.

According to reports, in a bid to eradicate corruption from the tournament, the Bolivian Football Federation (FBF) is seeking approval from CONMEBOL to form a streamlined competition. 

“The only viable option is to hold a new tournament where healthy competition prevails and that has the necessary guarantees that these disastrous events will never happen again,” Club Booming said in an official statement.

It means that all competition action so far in the campaign will be nullified in a seismic move that underlines just how serious the allegations and suspicions are in the country. 

For his part, the coach of the Jorge Wilstermann Sports Club, Cristian Díaz, also spoke alongside Doble Amarilla about the events. 

He said that the Bolivian Justice Department is currently facing the case presented before the Public Ministry “with names of people who have not been made public”.

“There are people who think every day about harming football. Here you have to make a radical change from all points of view. It is one more stain for this football and its growth,” he remarked.

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