Vietnam FA officials: Police confirmed U22 team were not involved in match-fixing

Vietnam U-22 team did not involve in the match-fixing behavior in last month’s SEA Games, as confirmed by Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) officials on Friday.

Based on the reports from The Police Department of Criminal Investigation in Social Order (C45) under Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security, there have not been any negative signs of the U-22 team that related to the match-fixing during the Kuala Lumpur sporting event.

The suspicion arose when Singapore news site The Straits News revealed the irregular betting patterns at three SEA Games matches including Malaysia versus Laos, Vietnam versus Cambodia, and Thailand versus Cambodia.

On the same day, VFF denied the involvement of Vietnam U-22 in match-fixing behaviors.

“VFF has been highly alert and we even had police officials supervised the team during 29th SEA Games. Based on the investigation, Vietnam U22 have had no signs of involving in match fixing activities,” VFF General Secretary Le Hoai Anh stated.