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Match-fixers to face justice soon, vows FAT president

FOOTBALL: The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) is in possession of strong evidence against those involved in match-fixing in domestic competitions, its president Gen Somyot Poompunmuang claimed on Thursday (Nov 16).

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By Bangkok Post

Saturday 18 November 2017, 12:04PM


FAT president Somyot Poompunmuang. Photo: PR Dept

FAT president Somyot Poompunmuang. Photo: PR Dept

Speaking at a press conference ahead of the conclusion of this year’s Thai League 1 today (Nov 18), Somyot said: “Right now, I know all who are involved in match-fixing – they are from teams playing in domestic leagues.”

The FAT president added that there is a law in place to deal with such malpractices in Thai sports and “nobody will be spared”.

“I am waiting for national police chief’s [Chakthip Chaijinda’s] return and we will then hold a news conference to reveal the names of those involved,” said Somyot.

Gen Chakthip is currently on an official visit to the United States.

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Somyot said that for the time being he is willing to give a chance to those “who feel they are victims of malicious talk. They can come to me. I am giving them the opportunity to come clean.”

He added that it was wrong to square all the blame for match-fixing on referees.

“There are people who try to influence them [referees] in different ways. We must target those who try to manipulate match results.”

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