Vietnam officials on trial for football match-fixing

The Hanoi People’s Court will try seven Vietnam football referees and two regional sports leaders for bribery on Tuesday. Vu Tien Thanh, assistant coach of the disbanded East Asia Bank–Pomina Steel FC, and Le Van Cuong, former director of Can Tho sports department, are accused of giving bribes. Seven referees are accused of conspiring to fix the matches and will be tried for receiving bribes to manipulate the results of some football matches. According to Thanh Nien newspaper, the seven officials are: Luong Trung Viet, Le Van Tu, Truong The Toan, Pham Huu Loc, Hoang The Dung, Vu Trong Chien, and Nguyen Huu Thanh.