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China football officials jailed for corruption

Two senior former football officials in China have been given jail sentences and hefty fines for corruption.

Nan Yong, and his predecessor Xie Yalong, were given sentences ten and a half years after being accused of accepting bribes.

They are the latest in a long line of officials, referees and players to be convicted on bribery and match-fixing charges.

Elsewhere, four former national team players were also sentenced to up to six years' jail for taking bribes and match fixing.

John Sudworth reports from Shanghai.

  • 13 Jun 2012