Chinese football club fined $160,000, stripped of league title for match fixing

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 19, 2013 10:50 hrs

A Chinese football club has been punished for match fixing by stripping away a league title and a fine of 160,000 dollars, as part of a new round of sanctions aimed at rooting out match fixing in the Chinese Super League.

Shanghai Shenhua has been stripped of the 2003 league title and six points were deducted from it for the coming season as part of the punishment for fixing the result of a game against rival club Shanxi Guoli during the 2003 title match, the Daily Star reports.

According to the report, another 11 clubs were fined the same amount as Shenhua and three to six points were also deducted from them for bribery and match fixing.

The Chinese Football Association also banned 33 officials and players for life at the end of a three-year investigation into corruption in the Chinese Super League. (ANI)

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