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Top Chinese football referee jailed

The man who was once China's top football referee has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in jail for taking bribes to fix matches.

Lu Jun, who officiated at the World Cup, was one of nine people convicted of charges relating to corruption inside Chinese football.

The defendants were arrested following an investigation launched to try to clean up the game in China.

Michael Bristow reports.

  • 16 Feb 2012
  • From the section Asia