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Former Chairman of the Chinese Football Association was sentenced to life imprisonment for corruption

According to official media reports, Chen Yiyuan, former chairman of the Chinese Football Association,

According to official media reports, Chen Yiyuan, former chairman of the Chinese Football Association, was sentenced to life imprisonment for bribery, which is one of the largest anti -corruption investigations for many years.

The official Xinhua News Agency reported on Tuesday that the Hubei Provincial Court determined that from 2010 to 2023, Chen Yiyuan used his position convenience, including the relevant positions of the Chinese Football Association, and provided assistance to other people to handle engineering contracting, investment and operation, sports event arrangements and other issues.

In return, Chen Yiyuan received money and valuables worth more than 81 million yuan ($ 11 million).

Xinhua News Agency quoted the court’s judgment that Chen Chenyuan brought “huge damage” to the Chinese football industry.

The severe judgment of Chen Yiyuan, 67, ended an investigation of senior Chinese football officials. This sport has been struggling with corruption for a long time. Fans blame the national team’s long -term poor performance on corruption.

Chen Yiyuan’s last episode of the four episodes of corruption on the last episode series of corrupted four -episode documentary series on the National Television stated that in 2019, the night before he became the chairman of the Chinese Football Association, he received a backpack sent by two local football officials, each of whichThe backpack is equipped with 300,000 yuan (41,562 US dollars), and they want him to “take care of them.”

Since Xi Jinping came to power and launched a large -scale anti -corruption movement, admitting that corruption has become a common program for national television stations, which has also caused the football industry to fall into trouble.

Xi Jinping thought he was a football fan, and he said he dreamed that his country hosted and won the World Cup.

After corruption investigation and the disappointing stadium for many years, this ambition seems to be farther than ever.

The national team captain Zhang Linzheng retired from international football due to the “shame” of Singapore’s “shame” in Singapore last week, and then changed his decision.

Other investigated football officials include Chen Yongliang, the former executive deputy secretary -general of the Chinese Football Association, Liu Lei, former director of the Wuhan Football Management Center, Yu Hongchen, the former deputy director of the Chinese Football Association, and Dong Yan, the chief manager of the former Chinese Super League.

According to official media reports, Chen Yongliang was sentenced to 14 years in prison, Yu Hongchen was sentenced to 13 years in prison, and Dong Yan was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

In 2012, in China’s last football corruption network, former Chinese Football Association chairman Xie Yalong and his successor Nan Yong were sentenced to 10 and a half years in prison for bribery.

According to the official news agency Xinhua News Agency, the ruling of other major corruption cases is expected to be announced later.

Another case that shocked the Chinese football industry was the case of Sun Junhao, a Korean country. He was detained by the Chinese authorities in May last year.Sun Junhao once played for the Taishan team of the Chinese Super League.

Beijing said at the time that the World Cup midfielder was detained for “suspected of being bribed by non -state staff” but did not provide details.

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