Thursday August 2 2012
Ranocchia will miss Europa tie

Called up for questioning over his alleged role in the betting scandal to have hit Italy, Andrea Ranocchia will miss Inter’s Europa League bow tonight.

The Nerazzurri are kicking off their European campaign in the Third qualifying round this evening with a trip to Hajduk Split.

However, Ranocchia will be a forced absentee from the match on Thursday evening, as he has been called up by prosecutors for Friday morning for questioning over his involvement in the betting scandal.

The defender was served a notice of investigation on Wednesday morning at Appiano Gentile is now facing a charge of sporting fraud.

Ranocchia will take questions this Friday on May 23, 2009’s clash between his then side Bari and Salerno, which ended in a 3-2 defeat for the Galletti,

Meanwhile, a new line of inquiry has been opened after revelations made by Vittorio Micolucci and Andrea Masiello when being questioned this week. Bari-Treviso from May 11, 2008 and Piacenza-Bari from May 9, 2009 are both to be looked into.

These games were played when Antonio Conte was in charge at the club. Conte is currently trying to negotiate a plea bargain with prosecutors for his responsibility played in the scandal whilst at Siena.