FIFA extend sanctions in Australia fixing scandal
Shadows of journalists are seen next to a logo of the football's world governing body FIFA after a press conference on October 4, 2013 at its headquarters in Zurich
FIFA said that the five individuals, who it did not identify by name, would be barred from taking part in any football-related activity until further notice.
The move by global football's governing body comes after the FFA's decision on September 23 to ban the five from the Australian game.
They were punished for bringing the game into disrepute by being charged with criminal offences related to match-fixing.
"FIFA continues to work closely with its member associations and the confederations to tackle match manipulation," the governing body said.
FIFA said that the blanket international bans would only be lifted once the individuals had been convicted in court and that the FFA adapted its own sanctions as a result, or if they were acquitted or had their charges dropped.
Last month, Australian justice authorities charged six men including a Malaysian and at least one Briton following an investigation into multi-million dollar match-fixing in Australian state football.
The charges relate to the alleged manipulation of results mainly for overseas betting at an obscure second-tier Melbourne side called Southern Stars.
The Australian Associated Press identified the prime accused, Segaran 'Gerry' Gsubramaniam, 45, as a Malaysian who was the contact man with players.
Victoria state police said he faces 10 charges linked to corrupting the outcome of a betting event.
Goalkeeper Joe Wooley, 23 reportedly a British national, and the team coach were among five other men each charged with eight counts linked to corrupting the outcome of a betting event.
Australian media have reported that Singaporean Tamil Wilson Raj Perumal was at the centre of the investigation and was believed to have recruited British players from minor leagues, despite being under Hungarian police protection as a supergrass in local match-fixing cases.
According to Southern Stars, five players were brought in from England at the start of the season by an unnamed man who also offered to set up sponsorship.
The arrests followed a tip-off from the FFA, who said they had been alerted by international betting watchdog Sportradar, which had detected suspicious activity.
Match-fixing can attract a 10-year maximum jail sentence in Australia and lifetime football bans can be applied worldwide.