China charges Li Tie with bribery.

Former Chinese national soccer coach Li Tie has been charged with bribery and other offenses.

China’s state-run CCTV reported today (February 2) that the Supervisory Commission of Zibi City, Hubei Province, and the Zibi City Police recently concluded an investigation into Li, and the Shenning City People’s Procuratorate charged him with bribery and other offenses.

The charges against Li include bribery and graft.

In China, Li and other former and current officials of the Football Association, as well as soccer heavyweights 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, are under investigation for alleged corruption.

Meanwhile, the manager and players of Shandong Taishan, the team that South Korean national soccer player Son Jun-ho plays for, have also come under scrutiny for match-fixing.

Son Jun-ho has been under investigation by the Chaoyang police in Liaoning province since May 12, when he was detained on suspicion of bribery while returning home from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, and has been in custody since June 17.

South Korean diplomatic officials say they are in close communication 먹튀검증 with their Chinese counterparts, having dispatched a local diplomat for a consular interview.

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