Latest news on soccer corruption trials

Updated: 2011-12-22 15:48


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2012 Feb 16

Soccer refs in jail for taking bribes

Former Chinese soccer referees Lu Jun, Huang Junjie and Zhou Weixin were sentenced in prison for accepting bribes by a northeast Chinese court on Thursday. [Full story]

Dec 23

'Patriotic' referee bribed by local soccer bodies

A soccer referee who ironically won the name as "patriotic whistle" for officiating in favor of Chinese teams, had been bribed by local soccer bodies, said a northeastern Chinese court. [Full story]

Dec 22

'Golden whistle' loses lustre on stand

Lu Jun, the country's best known Chinese soccer referee who once officiated World Cup and Olympic Games and was dubbed "golden whistle", stood trial in an intermediate court in Dandong, Northeast China's Liaoning province, facing charges of bribery-taking and match-fixing. [Full story]

3 more refs added to soccer corruption list

Three more referees were added to the Chinese soccer corruption list as their under-trial colleague Zhou Weixin confessed on Wednesday that they had taken bribes and fixed six matches. [Full story]

Dec 21

Former soccer chief on trial for bribery

Yang Yimin, who used to be a deputy head of both the Chinese Football Association (CFA) and the Chinese Football Administrative Center, stood trial in the Intermediate People's Court of Tieling in Liaoning province. [Full story]

Dec 20

Club manager on trial for soccer corruption

Wang Po, former general manager of Shaanxi Guoli club, stood trial on charges of bribe-taking and fraud in the Intermediate People's Court of Tieling in northeast China's Liaoning province. [Full story]

Dec 19

CFA pledges to fight against corruption

With the trials for Chinese soccer's corruption case opened on Monday, the country's governing body for the sport released a statement to reiterate their determination to fight against corruption. [Full story]

China starts soccer corruption trials

The long-awaited trials for corruption in Chinese soccer started on Monday morning in the northeastern Chinese city of Tieling with ex-CFA referee head Zhang Jianqiang first appearing on court. [Full story]