Vietnamese footballers suspended for 3-4 years

The Vietnam Football Federation has decided to suspend six out of seven national football players who were convicted and sentenced by Vietnamese courts in January for fixing an international match. Pham Van Quyen, Vietnam's 2003 Golden Ball winner and Le Van Truong will be suspended for four years starting April. Four other players will be suspended for three years. The federation said it has yet to punish Le Quoc Vuong because he is lodging an appeal and that it has no rights to punish former player Truong Tan Hai was imprisoned for three years for gambling.

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