The Lao Football Federation has received many requests and comments from different media, members of press, Lao football fans and the general public regarding the recent provisionary suspension of 18 national team players over allegations of match manipulation.


The Lao Football Federation can assure that it has always worked very closely with the highest local and international authorities to tackle the issue of match manipulation at any level of the game, and towards any individuals involved. In late 2017, the Lao Football Federation has called local and international authorities for an investigation regarding 18 players of the senior Lao national team.


As this investigation is still ongoing, the Lao Football Federation is not in liberty to reveal its details at this point.


The Lao Football Federation also firmly reiterates its zero-tolerance policy towards match manipulation on both national and international levels. In-line with this policy, individuals found guilty may face harsh disciplinary action, going up to suspension from any football-related activities on a national and international level.