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AFC extends suspensions for Dong Nai match-fixing culprits

Update: November, 14/2014 - 07:47

HA NOI (VNS) — The chairman of the AFC Disciplinary Committee has extended the suspension of six Vietnamese players from V-League's Dong Nai Club.

The order takes effect at confederation level in accordance with sanctions issued by the Vietnamese Football Federation (VFF) Disciplinary Committee.

The action was undertaken following a request from the VFF based on Article 136 of the AFC Disciplinary Code.

Each extension shall expire on January 23 or the issuing of a final decision by the VFF Disciplinary Committee, whichever is sooner.

On July 23, the VFF Disciplinary Committee temporarily suspended six players from taking part in any kind of football-related activity following investigations by the Viet Nam Office of Investigation Police (C45) on allegations of match fixing.

The six players, including the team captain, were arrested after Dong Nai's V-League match defeated Quang Ninh Coal on July 20 at the Cam Pha Stadium in Quang Ninh Province. — VNS

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