SKorea threatens to shut soccer league over fixing
The South Korean government has threatened to shut down its
professional soccer league if more K-League teams are involved in
the match-fixing scandal.
The Sports Ministry said Friday that Vice Minister Park Sun-kyoo
issued the warning in a meeting with soccer officials the previous
The ministry cited Park as saying it may eliminate a soccer club
from the K-League if its players are found to have received
kickbacks in return for attempting to rig the results of games.
Park says the entire K-League would be closed down if its
determined that several teams are linked to the match-fixing
Prosecutors last month indicted 14 people, including 10 K-League
players, in the ongoing scandal.
A former K-League player, who allegedly worked as a broker, was
found dead in an apparent suicide in May.