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Further arrests in Korea in match fixing scandal

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Further arrests in Korea in match fixing scandal

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Football’s K League in South Korea has been tainted again following the arrests of 46 players. The action comes on the back of the match fixing scandal which has rocked the professional game in the country.

Nine of those arrested in the fresh crackdown were from South Korea’s military side Sangmu Pheonix and were charged in relation to the attempted fixing of 15 matches last year. Ten players have already been booted out of the League while another was banned for five years.

South Korea’s government has threatened to, ‘shut down’ the country’s professional league after losing patience with what is seen as an embarrassing scandal for a country which just won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics.