The man in charge of Asian soccer, once a candidate to oust FIFA President Sepp Blatter as the sport’s worldwide leader, enriched himself and handed out hundreds of thousands of dollars to friends and relatives, according to an audit obtained by The Associated Press.
China put four former players from its national football squad on trial Wednesday for fixing a domestic league match as a crackdown on rampant corruption in Chinese football neared its end game.
A veteran Chinese referee has admitted in court to taking bribes to fix local and international matches, including making sure a local team won the toss in a friendly involving Manchester United, state media has reported.
An investigation was under way Friday following claims that multi-million dollar bribes were paid to ensure boxers from Azerbaijan won gold medals at the 2012 Olympics.
By Leila B. Salaverria
, Tetch Torres
Athletes and the new management of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. filed criminal charges against former officials of the gaming body, led by ex-chairman Efraim Genuino, for allegedly misusing P34 million in public funds.