British public broadcaster ‘BBC’ also carefully reported on the detention of Son Jun-ho.
‘BBC’ reported on the 16th (Korean time), “South Korean midfielder Son Jun-ho is detained in China on suspicion of bribery. When asked about the Son Jun-ho case at a regular press conference on Monday, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs replied, “I don’t know.” It was reported that Son Jun-ho’s detention came amid the Chinese authorities’ crackdown on football corruption and match-fixing.”
“Chinese authorities are known to have arrested at least four officials over the past three months on charges of cheating in the football world. Chen Shuyuan, president of the China Football Association, was also arrested on charges of serious violations of discipline and law,” he added.
The news that Son Jun-ho is under investigation by Chinese authorities is shocking. Son Jun-ho played very well while playing for Pohang Steelers and Jeonbuk Hyundai, and was consistently selected for the national team and made his name known. He performed at the highest 스포츠토토 level in Jeonbuk to such an extent that he was selected as the best player of the K-League 1 season. After that, he went to China and made a big success in Shandong, raising his value.
Attention was focused on the news that Son Jun-ho, who had returned to play after the World Cup in Qatar, was suddenly arrested by the Chinese police. Currently, information is coming in from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the local diplomatic mission, but it is known that it is connected to the bribery allegations, but the specific story or the results of the investigation by the Chinese authorities have not been confirmed so far.
‘BBC’ said, “Son Jun-ho moved to Shandong Taishan in 2021 and played as a midfielder and led the league championship. He is playing for the Korean national team and also participated in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar and played 20 A matches.” I shed light on Son Jun-ho’s career.
He added, “The match-fixing issue also recently occurred in Korea. The Korea Football Association tried to pardon 100 officials who were disqualified for match-fixing, but it was canceled due to opposition.”