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Wednesday May 9 2012
Three A clubs face betting probe

Three Serie A clubs risk being docked points after the FIGC revealed the names of teams and individuals who have been referred as part of the match-fixing betting probe.

Atalanta, Novara and Siena – all in Serie B last season – could be fined or have points taken away from them should the FIGC’s sporting inquest prove any wrongdoing.

The Federation’s chief prosecutor Stefano Palazzi has this morning released the names of clubs and players under investigation.

The 22 clubs named are: Albinoleffe, Ancona, Ascoli, Atalanta, Avesa, Cremonese, Pescara, Empoli, Frosinone, Grosseto, Livorno, Modena, Monza, Novara, Padova, Piacenza, Ravenna, Reggina, Rimini, Sampdoria, Siena, Spezia.

The 61 people, which includes 54 players and clubs officials, referred are: Paolo Domenico Acerbis, Andrea Alberti, Mirko Bellodi, Cristian Bertani, Davide Caremi, Filippo Carobbio, Mario Cassano, Edoardo Catinali, Marco Cellini, Roberto Colacone, Alberto Comazzi, Luigi Consonni, Kewullay Conteh, Achille Coser, Federico Cossato, Filippo Cristante, Andrea De Falco, Franco De Falco, Alfonso De Lucia, Cristiano Doni, Nicola Ferrari, Riccardo Fissore, Luca Fiuzzi, Alberto Maria Fontana, Ruben Garlini, Carlo Gervasoni, Andrea Iaconi, Vincenzo Iacopino, Vincenzo Italiano, Thomas Hervé Job, Inacio José Joelson, Tomas Locatelli, Giuseppe Magalini, Salvatore Mastronunzio, Vittorio Micolucci, Nicola Mora, Antonio Narciso, Maurizio Nassi, Gianluca Nicco, Marco Paoloni, Gianfranco Parlato, Dario Passoni, Alex Pederzoli, Alessandro Pellicori, Mirco Poloni, Cesare Gianfranco Rickler, Gianni Rosati, Francesco Ruopolo, Nicola Santoni, Vincenzo Santoruvo, Maurizio Sarri, Luigi Sartor, Alessandro Sbaffo, Mattia Serafini, Rijat Shala, Mirko Stefani, Juri Tamburini, Marco Turati, Daniele Vantaggiato, Nicola Ventola, Alessandro Zamperini.

The probe revolves around the allegation that 29 Serie B matches, two Coppa Italia games and two Coppa Italia Lega Pro ties from 2010-11 were fixed as part of a betting ring.

Should any of the men be found guilty of misdemeanours, they could face bans from any involvement in the game.

Depending on the verdicts, the Serie A and Serie B tables could be re-written in the summer at the end of the investigation.

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