Friday July 6 2012
Pescara points deduction dropped

Pescara are one of a number of clubs to have their original penalty for involvement in the betting scandal reduced upon appeal.

An appeals court has today upheld theirs and several other clubs’ appeals against original penalties handed out as a result of prosecutors’ investigations into the ongoing betting and match-fixing scandal to have hit the sport.

Pescara were originally handed a two-point deduction to begin their first Serie A season in 20 years with, but that has been reduced to a €30,000 fine.

Meanwhile, Novara and Siena have both had four-point deductions reduced to three-point deductions. Lega Pro outfit Albinoleffe have seen their -15 deficit reduced to -9 and Monza from -5 to -4, whilst Reggina will start the 2012-13 Serie B campaign on -3, instead of -4.

Franco De Falco and Gianluca Nicco also had bans from the sport and heavy fines reduced.