KUALA LUMPUR: The AFC Disciplinary Committee has extended the suspension of six Vietnamese players from Dong Nai FC to take effect at confederation level in accordance with sanctions issued by the Vietnamese Football Federation (VFF) Disciplinary Committee.This action was undertaken following a request from the VFF pursuant to Article 136 of the AFC Disciplinary Code.

On July 23, the VFF Disciplinary Committee temporarily suspended six players from taking part in any kind of football-related activity following investigations by the Vietnam Office of Investigation Police (C45) on allegation of match fixing.

The six players, including the team captain, were arrested by C45 after Dong Nai FC’s V-League match defeat to Than Quang Ninh FC on July 20 at the Cam Pha Stadium, Quang Ninh.

The suspended players, all Vietnamese nationals, are:

Pham Huu Phat;

Nguyen Thanh Long Giang;

Nguyen Duc Thien;

Ha Niem Tien;

Phan Luu The Son; and

Dinh Kien Trung;

Each extension decision shall expire on 23 January 2015 or the issuing of a final decision by the VFF Disciplinary Committee, whichever is sooner. The decisions have been duly notified to the VFF.


Two year ban for Tajikistan player following doping violation at the Asian Games

Kuala Lumpur: Khurshed Beknazarov of Tajikistan has been handed a two-year suspension by the AFC Disciplinary Committee for committing an anti-doping rule violation following the doping control conducted by the Olympic Council of Asia at the 17th Asian Games, Incheon 2014, Korea Republic.

The player tested positive for Methylhexaneamine after the match against Singapore on September 14. Methylexaneamine is a specified substance pursuant to the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List 2014.

The AFC Disciplinary Committee had on September 24 provisionally suspended Beknazarov following the decision by the OCA Medical Committee & Anti-Doping Commission on September 23 to disqualify Beknazarov from the Asian Games 2014 in accordance with the OCA Anti-Doping Rules 2009.

He is able to appeal the suspension to the AFC Appeal Committee in accordance with Article 61 of the AFC Anti-Doping Regulations and Article 118 of the AFC Disciplinary Code. The Tajikistan Football Federation has been notified of this decision.



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