Friday June 1 2012
Pescara to be docked two points

The latest round of findings from the investigation into illegal betting and match-fixing in the Italian game has recommended points deductions for several sides including Pescara.

The Delfini are set for their first season in the Italian top flight for 20 years, having won the Serie B championship last term. However, for their part believed to have been played in the betting scandal to have hit the peninsula, prosecutors have urged that Pescara begin 2012-13 with a two-point deduction.

Elsewhere, relegated Novara have been hit with a €50,000 fine, a potential six-point deduction and recommended exclusion from next term’s Coppa Italia, whilst AlbinoLeffe have been handed a €90,000 penalty and a massive 27-point penalty. Sampdoria and Siena have each been fined €50,000.

These rulings are the second wave to emerge from the trial, following Thursday’s that asked for Atalanta to also begin the 2012-13 Serie A campaign on minus two.

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