Vietnam jails footballer, bookie, for match fixing

    A Vietnamese court has jailed Tran Manh Dung, a footballer who played for the Ninh Binh provincial team in the north of the country, and a bookmaker to 30 months in jail for match fixing, local media reported.
    Eight other players at the Vissai Ninh Binh Club were given suspended sentences for betting on a series of Asian Football Confederation matches.
    The Hai Phong bookie who took the bets, Dao Duc Loi, was given a 30-month sentence for organizing the scheme.
    Loi and nine players were also fined VND20-25 million ($945-1,180) each.
    Dung and others allegedly plotted the scheme with seven other players during various meetings held in Vietnam and Malaysia ahead of the match.