South Korean men’s national soccer team midfielder Son Jun-ho, who plays for Shandong Taishan in Chinese professional football, is being investigated by Chinese police authorities while in custody.

An official from the Korean Embassy in China said on the 15th, “We understand that the Chinese Liaoning Provincial (public security) authorities are investigating Sohn while he is in custody.” told

According to a source familiar with the situation, Son Jun-ho has been under investigation by the Public Security Bureau of Chaoyang City in Liaoning Province since the 12th in a state of “criminal detention.” Since the main body of the investigation is the Liaoning Provincial Public Security Authority, Sohn is being investigated after being transferred from Shandong Province, where he is staying.

The Chinese public security authorities notified the Consulate General in Shenyang, the South Korean diplomatic mission under the jurisdiction of Liaoning Province, on the 15th that he is being held in criminal detention, the source said.

‘Criminal detention’ is a compulsory investigation carried out while temporarily detained for an investigative need for an active offender or suspect.

Cases in which there is a risk of escape or destruction of evidence, cases in which criminal evidence is found at the place of residence, etc. are specified as requirements for criminal detention under the Criminal Procedure Law of China. .

Chinese media reported that there is a high possibility that Shandong Taishan players, including Son Jun-ho, are being investigated for misconduct, including match-fixing by their team’s manager Hao Wei.

At a regular briefing on the 15th, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin replied, “I don’t know the issue you (reporter) raised,” when asked by a foreign reporter, “Do you have any other information or comments on related reports?”

Amidst the wind of strong circumstances blowing in the Chinese soccer world, there was also a Chinese media report that Jin Jingdao, a Korean-Chinese player belonging to Shandong Taishan, was arrested by Chinese judicial authorities in March.

Son Jun-ho, born in 1992, graduated from Pocheol Technical High School and Yeungnam University. He joined Pohang Steelers in 2014 and started his professional career.메이저놀이터

He played as a member of the Incheon Asian Games gold medal in 2014, moved to Jeonbuk Hyundai in 2018, and entered Chinese professional football Shandong in 2021.

Son Jun-ho, who has accumulated experience such as 2017 K-League assists 1st place and 2020 K-League 1 MVP, was selected for the first time in the adult national team in 2018 and participated in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar last year. Appeared in 20 games in total.

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