Monday June 18 2012
Pescara among clubs docked points

Newly promoted Pescara will start Serie A on -2 points after they were one of a number of clubs handed penalties as part of the first wave of match fixing betting verdicts.

The Italian Football Federation have been holding a sporting enquiry over the last few months and they’ve handed out punishments today.

Pescara will thus start the 2012-13 campaign with a two-point penalty. Novara, relegated from the top Division, will begin Serie B with -4.

Remaining in the Second Division, Reggina and Padova have been docked four and two points respectively. Empoli will start on -1.

In the lower Divisions, Albinoleffe have been hit with a 15 point punishment, Piacenza 11, Ancona eight and Monza five.

Sampdoria and Siena have both been fined €500,000.

Among the numerous players penalised are Mario Cassano, Alessandro Zamperini, Nicola Santoni and Luigi Sartor. They have all been banned for five years.

You can watch Serie A live on your PC this week in the UK and the USA