Match Fixing

Singapore businessman charged over sex offer in match-fixing probe

If convicted, Eric Ding Si Yan, 31, faces a maximum prison term of five years or a fine of up to S$100,000 (HK$626,000), or both penalties, for each charge.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 3:13pm

China's football image – mend it like Beckham

David Beckham waves as he attends his first training session with the Paris Saint Germain squad on February 13. Photo: Reuters

Former England captain David Beckham is being lined up to promote Chinese football, state media said on Friday, but fans say rebuilding the sport’s shattered image may be too big a challenge even for him.

22 Feb 2013 - 4:08pm

CFA bans 33 for life, fines clubs millions over corruption

Former CFA head Nan Yong leaves court. Photo: Xinhua

China’s top football body handed down a swathe of punishments including fines worth millions, it said on Monday, as it seeks leave behind corruption scandals which have plagued the sport in China.

18 Feb 2013 - 10:20pm 1 comment

Soccer scandal shows darker side of regimented Singapore

A man lying in Geylang in Singapore. The city has cultivated a reputation as a safe, disciplined place, but the role of Singaporeans in a soccer match-fixing scandal shows a darker side. Photo: Reuters

Singapore has long cultivated a reputation as a clean, safe and regimented place to live and do business in a turbulent region, but the apparently major role of Singaporeans in a global soccer match-fixing scandal shows a seamy underside often out of view.

8 Feb 2013 - 2:58pm

Singapore in the dock over Europol inquiry into fixing of football matches

UEFA Champions League matches are among the targets of a global match-fixing network smashed by European police. Photo: AFP

In just the latest indication that Singapore is at the heart of a global match-fixing empire, European police said they had smashed a network rigging hundreds of games, including in the Uefa Champions League and World Cup qualifiers.

6 Feb 2013 - 4:22am

India TV claims prompt ICC match-fixing probe of umpire launch

The International Cricket Council has launched an "urgent investigation" following allegations by an Indian television station that several umpires were willing to fix matches for money.

10 Oct 2012 - 3:28am

S Korea lifts domestic bans on players

South Korea's Ha Jung-eun (R) and Kim Min-jung waiting after referees stopped their match over a dispute about allegedly losing a point intentionally during their women's doubles badminton match at the London Olympic Games. Photo: AFP

South Korea’s Olympic body has lifted six-month domestic suspensions on four players found guilty of deliberately underperforming during the London Olympics, officials said on Friday.

But Jung Kyung-eun, Kim Ha-na, Ha Jung-eun and Kim Min-jung remain suspended from South Korea’s national team for one year, the Korean Olympic Committee ruled.

7 Sep 2012 - 1:59pm

Let professionals run Chinese soccer

There is no bigger spectator sport in China than soccer, but nor is there a national game more scorned. Blighted by ineptitude and corruption, it is the reference point by which failure is measured. However, the passion of fans is driving change.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Soccer scandal claims more top scalps

A court in Tieling, Liaoning province, yesterday sentenced a top soccer official and a referee instructor to long jail terms for taking bribes and match-fixing.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Mainland soccer referees jailed for match-fixing

Four mainland soccer referees were yesterday jailed for between 3 1/2 and seven years for their roles in fixing matches, in the first important verdict following a crackdown on soccer-related corruption, state media reported.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Football's fixers in the dock

The man who used to head the mainland's soccer referees went on trial for corruption along with a soccer club boss yesterday, kicking off a series of trials that is expected to feature more than 60 officials and businessmen.

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Jason Dasey

It's an all-too-familiar story in Asian soccer: the foreign import who never quite made it in his own country becomes a superstar in an exotic, faraway location before being sucked into a world of sex, drugs and corruption.

21 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Progoal under fire for pitch 'invasion'

Crisis club Tuen Mun Progoal incurred the wrath of the Football Association yesterday by 'invading' the pitch with a banner after winning a First Division match at Mong Kok Stadium.

11 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Match-fixing soccer probe to seek ICAC help

The Hong Kong Football Association will seek the ICAC's assistance in investigating alleged match fixing in last week's First Division soccer match between Tuen Mun Progoal and Happy Valley.

7 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Fallon ban stirs row on exchanges

It is some 14 months now since the Jockey Club's executive director of racing, Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, described betting exchanges as the 'biggest threat to racing's integrity' worldwide and called on all racing jurisdictions to lobby governments for the banning of betting exchange operations on racing.

10 Mar 2004 - 12:00am