Singapore's Duric fires match-fixing warning
SINGAPORE (AFP) - Singapore legend Aleksandar Duric has warned match-fixing poses a major threat to the development of Asian football as he prepares to wrap up one of the sport's most extraordinary and prolific careers.
The 42-year-old striker, a former Olympic kayaker who travelled from war-torn Bosnia to score nearly 400 goals in Singapore's S-League, said Asia's rise was being compromised by corruption.
"We saw so many cases in China and South Korea - it's getting out of hand. Something needs to be done drastically because sooner or later you're going to have a big problem," he told AFP in an interview.
"If you lose the trust of the fans... that's the biggest problem. And once it comes into the fans' heads, we're going to lose all the fans - and what's the point of playing in empty stadiums?"