Thursday November 19 2015
Sassuolo host match-fixing seminar

Sassuolo senior and youth teams attended a workshop organised to combat the threat of match-fixing in football.

Italian authorities are trying to clamp down on irregularities after several high-profile cases.

Today Sassuolo took action when the club hosted a workshop against match-fixing organised by the Lega Serie A and Sportradar.

More clubs are expected to take part in the travelling seminar.

It’ll also serve to alert players on what action to take if they do hear about or are approached by someone promoting a fix.

Under the Italian rules, you can be banned for several months or even years for being aware of a potential fix and not going to the authorities.

This has been rather hard to prove and lead to several controversial bans that were then revoked or heavily reduced on appeal.