China charges former national team coach Li Tie with bribery, ‘a sign of things to come in soccer’

BEIJING (Yonhap) By Jong-Koo Han (Correspondent) = Former Chinese national team coach Li Tie, who has become the center of what authorities have called a “typhoon of trouble” for the country’s soccer industry, has been sent to trial 카지노사이트 on bribery and other charges.State-run China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Feb. 2 that the Supervisory Commission of Zibi City, Hubei Province, and the Zibi City Public Security Bureau recently completed an investigation into Li, and the Shenning Municipal People’s Procuratorate charged him with bribery and other offenses.The specific charges against Li are bribery and solicitation of bribes, bribery of units, and solicitation and solicitation of non-state actors, which is when a civilian illegally receives the property of another.Li, a midfielder for the Chinese national team at the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup, took over the reins of the national team in January 2020 amid high expectations from Chinese soccer fans, but stepped down in December 2021, midway through qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar, following a poor showing.Then, in November of last year, it was reported that he had been arrested on suspicion of serious misconduct and was being investigated by authorities.In China, Li and other former and current officials of the Football Association, as well as soccer giants such as Ma Chengquan, former chairman of Zhongqiao Lian Co, which organizes the Chinese Super League, and Du Zhaochai, deputy director of the General Administration of Sport, have fallen under suspicion of corruption.As the scandal has escalated, coaches and players of Shandong Taishan, where South Korean national soccer team member Son Jun-ho plays, have also been investigated for match-fixing.Son Jun-ho has been under investigation by the Chaoyang Public Security Bureau in Liaoning province since May 12, when he was detained on suspicion of soliciting non-state agents while returning home from Shanghai’s Hongqiao Airport, and the bureau switched to a criminal investigation on June 17.South Korean diplomatic officials said they are in close communication with their Chinese counterparts, who have dispatched a local diplomat to meet with Son and hold consular interviews.While there has been no further news on Son Jun-ho, it is 카지노사이트 known that a detention investigation in China can last as little as two months and as long as seven months, raising the possibility that Son Jun-ho’s detention could be prolonged.

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