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Yet Another Football Scandal In Italy Brewing

Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:54 pm

Vincenzo Iaquinta and 20 other Italian football players are now under investigation for placing illegal bets on Serie A football games. The Prosecutor's office in Udine suspects that these players have placed bets through a middle man on 4 games for a total of €700,000 and that for these bets, four games were manipulated through the last 4 years.

The Financial Police says that Iaquinta has been found to have placed bets for €1000, while others have placed much higher bets, along with them Marco Ferrante from Pescara, who's bet was €170,000. The games under investigation for manipulation all ended in ties. Since Autumn of last year, a general ban on football players placing sports bets has been in place.

Full article (in German): http://www.sportbild.de/nncs/fussball/2006/12/05/5084800000.html

It seems like it's not over yet when it comes to scandals in the Serie A. First Juventus, which pretty much got away easy, and now those four players.
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RE: Yet Another Football Scandal In Italy Brewing

Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:17 pm

Eh, given the way Italy "fines" its teams, these player will probably be fined with a 1-game penalty and a fine of 100,000...

...Lira that is  Yeah sure .

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