Singapore soccer match-fixing trial set to begin this week

The match-fixing trial of nightclub owner Eric Ding is scheduled to begin in Singapore this week. Ding is accused of providing prostitutes for a Lebanese referee and his two assistants in return for fixing an international match in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup. The case stems back to April last year when the Lebanese arrived to officiate at a match between Singapore’s Tampines Rovers and East Bengal of India. They were intercepted by Singapore’s Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB).