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37 Footballers Indicted Over Fixing

Seoul, July 7: A South Korean news report says prosecutors have indicted 37 footballers for alleged involvement in the country's widening match-fixing scandal.Yonhap news agency said Thursday that players from six different teams allegedly took

PTI [ Updated: July 07, 2011 11:59 IST ]
37 footballers indicted over fixing
37 footballers indicted over fixing

Seoul, July 7: A South Korean news report says prosecutors have indicted 37 footballers for alleged involvement in the country's widening match-fixing scandal.


Yonhap news agency said Thursday that players from six different teams allegedly took up to 31 million won ($29,140) in bribes for trying to fix the results of games.

It cited a local prosecution office in the southeastern city of Changwon as saying the outcomes of 15 K-League games last year were rigged, and said 11 non-players—including illegal gambling brokers—were also indicted Thursday.

Calls to the Changwon prosecution office and the K-League office were not immediately answered. AP

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