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Lifetime Imprisonment for Match-Fixing

Former Everton star Li Tie has been sentenced to life imprisonment for bribery and organizing match-fixing.

The 46-year-old Li Tie admitted to giving a bribe of 330,000 pounds sterling to become the coach of the Chinese national team.

He also admitted to organizing match-fixing to get promoted while leading Hebei China Fortune and Wuhan Zall.

"I am very sorry. I should have kept my head down and followed the right path. To achieve good results, I resorted to influencing referees, bribing players and coaches of opponents, sometimes through clubs dealing with other clubs." - said Li Tie on air of one of the TV channels.

We want to remind you that there are the most severe penalties for corruption in China, including in the sports sphere.

Published by Patrick Jane