Ex China football boss arrested on bribe charges
The former head of the Chinese Football Association has been
arrested and accused of bribery amid a match fixing scandal.
China’s Ministry of Public Security announced on its website
that Xie Yalong was arrested along with former national team leader
Wei Shaohui and former referee committee director Li Dongsheng.
The statement also said three referees were indicted for taking
bribes and manipulating matches.
A sweeping investigation into Chinese football match fixing and
bribing of referees had taken down more than a dozen players and
officials. Director Nan Yong was replaced earlier this year.
Xie stepped down as head of the Chinese Football Association
last year as national teams continued to perform badly.