Thursday, April 27, 2006

Vietnam SEA Games players face more charges

Seven Vietnamese international footballers being prosecuted for match-fixing at last year’s SEA Games now face the additional charges of organised betting, AFCMedia reported. Four of the seven were jailed four months ago while three are under house arrest. If found guilty the footballers could be jailed for upto 10 years under Vietnamese laws.

Van Quyen, Quoc Anh, Quoc Vuong and Bat Hieu were jailed in December 2005 but Quyen and Anh were released last week. Van Truong, Hai Lam, and Phuoc Vinh are under house arrest. The seven players are suspected to have fixed the Vietnam-Myanmar match at the 2005 SEA Games in the Philippines which Vietnam won by a solitary goal.

See also: Betting scandal impacts on Vietnam's government (20 Apr)

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