Friday September 14 2012
FIFA recognise Conte ban

Antonio Conte won’t be on the bench for Juventus’ Champions League game at Chelsea after FIFA extended his domestic ban to a worldwide suspension.

The tactician has started a 10-month touchline ban in Italy after he was found guilty of failing to report an attempt to fix a Siena game while he was Coach in Tuscany.

FIFA’s decision to recognise the Italian Football Federation’s disciplinary decision means the former midfielder can not sit on the sidelines for international games, whether official or friendly.

The Old Lady, who Conte led to Scudetto success last term, will return to the Champions League on Wednesday evening at Stamford Bridge.

Former Juventus defender Massimo Carrera has taken over from Conte on matchdays, but the latter still trains the Bianconeri during the week.

Conte is attempting to get his ban overturned in an appeal to Italy’s National Arbitration Tribunal for Sport.

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