Tuesday July 26 2011
Atalanta and Chievo to face FIGC

Serie A sides Atalanta and Chievo are just two of 18 clubs who have been referred to the FIGC's disciplinary panel for their alleged involvement in betting irregularities.

The Italian Football Federation's prosecutor Stefano Palazzi has also named 26 individuals for further investigation.

In June, numerous people, include past and present players, were placed under arrest by authorities in Cremona.

It's alleged that an illegal betting ring tried to influence the outcome of certain games on the peninsula for financial gain.

The 18 clubs who will have a case to answer, for direct or indirect involvement, also include Serie B sides Ascoli, Hellas Verona and Sassuolo.

The other teams, from the lower Leagues, are Alessandria, Cremonese, Benevento, Ravenna, Virtus Entella, Piacenza, Esperia Viareggio, Portogruaro, Taranto, Spezia, Reggiana, Cus Chieti and Pino Di Matteo.

It's understood that Atalanta and Chievo could be docked points if they are found to be guilty of any wrongdoing.

Former Italian international Giuseppe Signori is one of the 26 men who will face questions from the FIGC.

The other 25 are: Erodiani, Paoloni, Parlato, Bellavista, Buffone, Bressan, Gervasoni, Micolucci, Sommese, Tuccella, Furlan, Bettarini, Fabbri, Gibellini, Santoni, Manfredini, Tisci, Doni, Deoma, Zaccanti, Veltroni, Rossi, Ciriello, Quadrini and Saverino.

Any individuals found guilty could face lengthy suspensions from involvement in the professional game.