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Football coach given suspended jail term and fined in Australian match-fixing case

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MELBOURNE, Australia - A coach has been given a suspended jail term for his role in a match-fixing case in Australian state football.

The Australian Associated Press reported Monday that Zia Younan, 37, pleaded guilty in the Melbourne Magistrates Court to engaging in conduct which corrupted the betting outcome of a sports event and was given a four-month suspended jail term and fined $3,000 Australian dollars ($2,800).

Three of his Southern Stars players, including two from England, had earlier been convicted and received life bans from the sport for co-operating with a foreign betting syndicate to manipulate matches in a Victoria state league.

Malaysian national Segaran "Gerry" Subramaniam was jailed in April for at least a year after pleading guilty to fixing six Southern Stars matches in 2013 for an international betting syndicate.

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