Soccer referees charged with corruption


Three Lebanese soccer referees were charged in Singapore  with “corruptly receiving gratification in the form of free sexual service” to get their help to fix an Asian Football Confederation Cup match this week. The men were taken for questioning by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau before the match between the local Tampines Rovers club and India’s East Bengal and replaced. East Bengal subsequently won the match 4-2. Singapore has been under scrutiny since the exposure of a global match fixing ring based in the country earlier this year and Lebanon has recently faced it’s own match fixing scandal.