South Korea shocked by further 50 K-League match-fixing arrests

South Korean prosecutors have arrested almost 50 more players in connection the match-fixing scandal that has rocked the K-League, one of Asia's leading professional national leagues.

The Changwon District Prosecutors' Office has announced that 46 players, including nine from South Korea's military side Sangmu Phoenix, were charged on Thursday in relation to the fixing of 15 matches from June to October last year. The players received kickbacks of as much as 55 million won, or $52,000 and some of the players placed bets on the games they were fixing, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors also charged 11 brokers, including several former players, with match-fixing.

The K-League has already banned 10 players from football for life in its government-backed crack-down on corrupt and illegal practices in the game.