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Lifetime soccer bans for 6 Vietnamese players

by Thanhniennews16 April 2015 Last updated at 15:03 PM

Vietnam’s football federation today imposed a lifetime ban against six players of V-league club Dong Nai in relation to match manipulation.

The players – Huu Phat, Trung Kien, Niem Tien, The Son, Duc Thien and Long Giang – are also fined between VND20 million and VND30 million each.

They may lodge an appeal against the decision.

Huu Phat, as the team’s captain, was found to have got the five other players involved in fixing their away match against Than Quang Ninh on July 20, 2014, in which Dong Nai lost 5-3, according to a police investigation.

They placed a VND200 million bet on the game, which would earn them VND140 million when their team lost.

The police has proposed charges of gambling and organizing gambling against Phat. The other five face gambling charges.

They are now in police custody.

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