Tuesday August 9 2011
Atalanta docked points, Doni banned

Atalanta have been hit with a six-point penalty and had their captain banned after the Italian Football Federation issued its verdict on the betting scandal.

Atalanta were one of numerous clubs who were investigated and they'll start the Serie A campaign on minus six points.

Their captain Cristiano Doni has been given a three-and-a-half year ban which, given that he is 38, will effectively end his career.

Thomas Manfredini, who is also on the Bergamo club's books, has been handed a three-year suspension.

A total of 16 individuals have been punished by the FIGC, including former Italian international Giuseppe Signori. He's been banned from all footballing activities for five years.

As well as Atalanta, 16 other sides were punished in some form too – whether through relegation, point deductions or fines.

Among those, Ascoli have been given a six-point penalty, while Piacenza have been handed a four-point deficit.

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