The chairman of the Chinese Football Federation has been dismissed over allegations of possible involvement in the on going betting scandal. The vice-chairman and the man responsible for the oversight of women's football have also been dismissed.
The trio were arrested by the police. "We stand one hundred per cent behind the investigation of the police into illegal practices in football", said the Minister for Sport Cui Dalin. "All those concerned will be severely.
In China, 21 federations members in total have now been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the betting scandal. German authorities made it known two months ago that two hundred people and matches in different countries are suspected of involvement or of being manipulated.