Samsung pays Vietnam to beat Japan, UAE, Qatar

South Korean-based electronics giant Samsung has promised to make it worthwhile for the Vietnam football team to win matches at the AFC Asian Cup 2007 on home soil next month. Je Hyoung Park, director of the company's Vietnam operations told Thanh Nien newspaper it would give the team US$50,000 for each win. Vietnam is hosting and playing in Group B which includes Korea's arch rival Japan as well as United Arab Emirates and Qatar.