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Tuesday August 21 2012
Betting appeal verdict tomorrow

The Federal Court confirms it hopes to give a verdict on the betting trial appeal “by tomorrow” after Antonio Conte and others pleaded their case.

The original betting trial concluded earlier this month with Juventus Coach Conte receiving a 10-month ban for failing to report a potential fix to authorities while he was at Siena.

Conte has appealed against the decision, while the FIGC prosecutor Stefano Palazzi launched his own appeal against the exoneration of Leonardo Bonucci, Simone Pepe and Marco Di Vaio.

Now the judges have heard the appeals and will consider the evidence.

“We are called to some very difficult work, but will try to keep our promise to release the verdict by tomorrow,” said President of the Federal Court Gerardo Mastandrea.

Conte stated in his testimony today that he is “counting on being back on the bench for the game against Parma [on Sunday].”

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