South Korea's soccer association has given lifetime bans to 10 players implicated in a match-fixing scandal.

The K-League announced the decision in a statement Friday after holding a meeting of its disciplinary committee.

Among those banned for life was Kim Dong-hyun of military club Sangju Sangmu. He has made six appearances for the national team and is the highest-profile player implicated so far in the scandal.

An 11th player, Kim Jung-kyum of the Pohang Steelers, was given a five-year ban.