AFC levies heavy fine on Chinese midfielder for kneeing Vietnamese opponent

November 28, 2023

Chinese left-winger Wei Shihao has been given a heavy fine by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for kneeing Vietnamese defensive midfielder Pham Xuan Manh in the face during the fourth match of the AFC Champions League (ACL) group stage earlier this month. Following this incident, AFC announced a three-match suspension and a fine of US$1,000 for Wei. This penalty renders the Chinese midfielder ineligible for the remaining two matches of Wuhan Three Towns in Group J against Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds and South Korea’s Pohang Steelers. Additionally, AFC issued a warning to Wei, indicating that the fine may escalate if similar violations persist in the future. In the aftermath of his misconduct against Manh, the Chinese midfielder also faced strong criticism from Chinese football fans and the press.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News

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