Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Shanghai Shenhua Stripped of 2003 League Title
Guardian, February 19th, 2013 11:05AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  china

MOST COMMENTED

The Chinese Soccer Association on Tuesday stripped Shanghai Shenhua of its 2003 Chinese Super League title while banning 33 league officials and players for life following the conclusion of a three-year investigation into bribery, match-fixing and gambling in the league, the Xinhua news agency reported. In addition, Shenhua has been issued a six-point penalty for the forthcoming season and fined $160,000; another 11 clubs were fined the same amount and penalized between three and six points each.

While Shenhua, which was briefly the home of former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, has yet to comment on the punishment, its main investor, computer game mogul Zhao Jun, wrote the following on his Twitter account: "The entire city is upset at the punishment. We all belong to Shenhua, no matter whether in past or present, no matter how difficult or how much we have been wronged, we will stand and bear it.”

According to the report, Shenhua was found guilty of fixing a game against Shanxi Guoli on its way to winning the 2003 CSL title. Among those banned for life were former association chiefs Nan Yong and Xie Yalong, who were sentenced to 10 years and six months in prison apiece, as well as 2002 World Cup referee Lu Jun, and four former Chinese internationals: Shen Si, Qi Hong, Jiang Jin and Li Ming, who were all earlier sentenced to up to six years in prison for taking bribes. 

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Steven Gerrard: 'Every Person Slips'    
Steven Gerrard says the slip that arguably ended Liverpool's title hopes and England being knocked out ...
La Liga Champ Eying Chicharito    
Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, who started just six Premier League games for Manchester United last season ...
No Charges for Moyes Over Bar Incident    
Former Manchester United coach David Moyes is in the clear after he was investigated over an ...
West Ham Acquires Ecuador World Cup Striker    
West Ham has finalized a $20 million transfer of Ecuador striker Enner Valencia from Mexican club ...
Bayern Boss Not Allowed To Board Plane to USA    
Bayern Munich executive board chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, along with six youth players and three crew members ...
Thai Refs Must Swear Oath to Buddha     
Thailand's soccer federation bosses have made more than 100 referees swear an oath of honesty at ...
Scolari Gets a Job    
Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned as Brazil coach after its disastrous 2014 World Cup campaign, has ...
World Cup Runner-up Coach Steps Down    
Alejandro Sabella, who guided Argentina to the World Cup final in Brazil, has decided to quit ...
Ronaldinho on the Move    
Former World Player of the Year Ronaldinho has left Atletico Mineiro. The 34-year-old former Barcelona, AC ...
Beer Approved in the Big House    
Normally, alcohol sale and consumption is strictly forbidden inside the University of Michigan's stadium, but beer ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives