Vietnam court cuts jail term for Le Quoc Vuong

A Vietnamese appeals court has cut the prison term for an ex-international footballer jailed for fixing an international match from six to four years, AFP reported. Vietnam vice captain was jailed in January for rigging Vietnam's U-23 match against Myanmar at the 2005 South East Asian Games in return for cash from a betting syndicate. "Vuong was honest this time," the Ho Chi Minh City court clerk said after the sentence reduction. "He admitted his mistakes. His family has also started paying the US$25,600 fine." The others who were sentenced in January did not appeal.

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