If you thought match fixing does not exist in football, then you are wrong!!
In the first round of the 2nd ASEAN Football Championship about 8 years ago Thailand(red) played against Indonesia(white) in the last game of their group phase.
The two teams didn’t want to win the match because they didn’t want to face Vietnam, hosts in the semi-final. That’s the reason why Indonesia’s defender(White kit -no.8) scored the own goal intentionally in the injury time of the second-half.
Thailand won 3-2 and faced Vietnam in the semi-final.
“During the second half both teams managed to score, partly thanks to half-hearted defending, resulting in a 2-2 scoreline after 90 minutes. Then, during injury time, Indonesian defender Mursyid Effendi deliberately kicked the ball into his own goal, despite the Thai’s attempts to stop him doing so, thus handing Thailand a 3-2 victory.
Both teams were fined for “violating the spirit of the game” and Mursyid Effendi was banned from football for life. ”
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