Appeal Court for Seven Match Fixers

The People’s Supreme Court in Ho Chi Minh City will begin hearing an appeal tomorrow by one of the seven national football players who were convicted of match-fixing.

Le Quoc Vuong (left) and Truong Tan Hai

All seven are likely to appear in court for the appeal lodged by Le Quoc Vuong, who was given six years in prison for his part in rigging a match against Myanmar last year.

His teammate Truong Tan Hai was sentenced to three years in prison, while the other five were given 24 to 30 months’ probation.

Although only Quoc Vuong has actually appealed against his punishment, the other six offenders will likely have to stand up in court and answer the tribunal president’s questions about Vuong, who was determined to be the ringleader in the scam.

While Vuong admits to persuading his teammates to fix the match, he claims in his appeal that he was not the ringleader but in fact a minor player.

By Pham Ha - Translated by Hoang Uy

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