China's football boss vows to close league if gambling persists
Updated: 2006-01-19 09:51
Xie's tirade came after FIFA chairman Sepp Blatter last month urged China to
do more to curb gambling, while admitting that it would be difficult to wipe out
"Football is a game and in a game there is gambling and gambling is naturally
cheating but this is a matter for national associations," Blatter said at a
meeting in Tokyo.
"They have to control that but it is difficult the bigger an association is.
Can you imagine it in China with 1.3 billion people."