NEWS
Monday February 9 2015
Conte could face trial

Italy CT Antonio Conte could face trial for sporting fraud, as an investigation into alleged match-fixing comes to an end.

Under Italian law, a public prosecutor undertakes an initial hearing before deciding whether to take the case to trial, or abandon prosecution.

That initial investigation has concluded, with 130 players, former players and Coaches under suspicion.

Azzurri Coach Conte is one of those, and could potentially face trial for sporting fraud, relating to events which took place while he was on the Siena bench, reports Italian news agency ANSA.

The former Juventus Coach served a four-month suspension in 2012 for failing to report match fixing, but has always vehemently maintained his innocence.

Atalanta Coach Stefano Colantuono is also under suspicion in relation to a game between Crotone and the Orobici on 22 April in 2011 which ended 2-2.

Meanwhile, Lazio captain Stefano Mauri is accused of conspiring with others to fix the outcome of matches, something Conte has been cleared of.

Former Italian internationals Beppe Signore and Cristiano Doni could also stand trial for criminal conspiracy after being named in the report by prosecutor Roberto Di Martino.

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