The Korea Football Association is also actively seeking to find out the truth about Son Jun-ho (31, Shandong Taishan), who is under investigation by the Chinese public security.
An official from the Football Association said on the 16th, “We sent an official letter to the Chinese Football Association and the Asian Football Federation (AFC) to find out what happened to Son Jun-ho.”
Previously, according to Chinese local media, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said at a political press conference that Son Jun-ho had been held in criminal detention by the Public Security Bureau of Chaoyang City, Liao Province since the 12th for violating the bribery charge of a non-state agent.
Son Jun-ho was arrested and investigated while trying to leave the country through Shanghai Airport on the 12th.
Regarding this, it was reported locally that the players of Shandong Taishan in the Chinese Super League, where Son Jun-ho plays, are suspected of match-fixing along with coach Hao Wei.
However, Son Jun-ho’s agent A denied the allegations of match-fixing, saying in a phone call with Newsis that day, “As a result of confirming with the Korean consul during the week, Son Jun-ho is being investigated for bribery, not match-fixing.”
An official from the association said, “Chairman Mong-kyu Chung ordered the senior vice-president and the international department of the association to figure out the exact situation about Son Jun-ho at the executive meeting today.”
“Since Kim Jung-bae, vice chairman of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, was the second vice minister of culture, sports and tourism, we are checking Son Jun-ho’s condition through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.”
However, it is unclear whether an accurate reply will come from China.
A number of former and current high-ranking officials of the China Football Association are also involved in the incident, making communication difficult.
An official from the association said, “We sent an official letter to the Chinese Football Association and are continuing to try to contact the officials.”
Meanwhile, Son Jun-ho’s agent, Mr. A, said, “It seems that the meeting between the Korean consul and Son Jun-ho will take place on the 17th.”체스카지노
At the same time, he repeatedly emphasized, “There can be no participation in match-fixing,” and “there is no reason to ask for a bribe.”
Son Jun-ho, who moved to Shandong in 2021 after playing for K-League 1 Pohang Steelers and Jeonbuk Hyundai, led the team to second place in the Super League and two consecutive victories in the Chinese Football Association CFA Cup last year.
He also played 20 matches for his national team, including the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.