Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) yesterday extended the temporary suspension of six players from Dong Nai FC by the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) to Confederation level. ‘On July 23, the VFF Disciplinary Committee temporarily suspended six players from taking part in any kind of football-related activity following investigations by the Vietnam Office of Investigation Police (C45) on allegations of match fixing’, read an AFC statement. ‘This action was undertaken following a request from the VFF pursuant to Article 136 of the AFC Disciplinary Code’.
The AFC said that the six players were arrested by police after Dong Nai FC’s defeat to Than Quang Ninh FC on July 20 at the Cam Pha Stadium, Quang Ninh. ‘Each extension decision shall expire on 23 January 2015, or with the issuing of a final decision by the VFF Disciplinary Committee, whichever is sooner’, continued the statement. ‘The decisions have been duly notified to the VFF today’.
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