|Đồng Tháp players (in yellow jersey) compete in the National U21 Championship 2019. — Photo vff.org.vn
HÀ NỘI — Eleven young players of Đồng Tháp have been disciplined for match-fixing in the 2019 National U21 Championship.
Football authorities determined a match between U21 Vĩnh Long and Đồng Tháp in qualifying group round C of the National U21 Championship 2019 on June 19 had been fixed.
The match ended 1-1, and the Đồng Tháp players benefitted from ensuring no more than two goals were scored.
Among the 11 starting Đồng Tháp players, nine were determined to have been involved, alongside two substitutes. Huỳnh Văn Tiến was identified as the ringleader.
According to the Việt Nam Football Federation (VFF), Tiến admitted that after the match, he received VNĐ133 million to be split among the nine starters and two subs.
As the ringleader, Tiến was fined VNĐ5 million by the VFF’s disciplinary committee and suspended from participating in football activities organised by the VFF for five years.
The other 10 players were fined VNĐ2.5 million each and suspended from football activities organised by VFF for six months, including Nguyễn Nhật Trường, Nguyễn Anh Phát, Võ Minh Trọng, Lê Nhựt Huy, Giang Sô Ny, Trần Hữu Nghĩa, Cao Tấn Hoài, Dương Vũ Linh, Kha Tấn Tài and Trần Công Minh. — VNS