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Jeonbuk Hyundai general manager resigns over bribery scandal

South Korean club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors general manager Lee Chul-geun has stepped down from his post over the club’s disqualification from the AFC Champions League due to a bribery scandal.

Last month, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors has been barred from the 2017 AFC Champions League for their “indirect involvement in activities aimed at arranging or influencing the outcome of matches”, following the club’s bribery probe.

Jeonbuk had challenged the decision and took the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). However, their appeal was rejected by CAS on Friday.

Last year, one of Jeonbuk’s scouts was convicted of bribing referees in 2013. As a result, the club were deducted 10 points in the domestic league and were fined 100 million won ($85,680).