The Chairman of the AFC Disciplinary Committee has extended the suspension of six Vietnamese players from Dong Nai FC to take effect at confederation level in accordance with sanctions issued by the Vietnamese Football Federation (VFF) Disciplinary Committee. This action was undertaken following a request from the VFF pursuant to Article 136 of the AFC Disciplinary Code.
On July 23, the VFF Disciplinary Committee temporarily suspended six players from taking part in any kind of football-related activity following investigations by the Vietnam Office of Investigation Police (C45) on allegation of match fixing. The six players, including the team captain, were arrested by C45 after Dong Nai FC’s V-League match defeat to Than Quang Ninh FC on July 20 at the Cam Pha Stadium, Quang Ninh.
The suspended players, all Vietnamese nationals, are:
Pham Huu Phat;
Nguyen Thanh Long Giang;
Nguyen Duc Thien;
Ha Niem Tien;
Phan Luu The Son; and
Dinh Kien Trung;
Each extension decision shall expire on 23 January 2015 or the issuing of a final decision by the VFF Disciplinary Committee, whichever is sooner. The decisions have been duly notified to the VFF.