Juventus coach questioned on match-fixing again

Juventus coach Antonio Conte was questioned again by the Italian

football federation prosecutor about another match-fixing case


Having already been suspended for four months at the start of

this season for failing to report fixing when he coached Siena two

years ago, Conte faces a possible similar charge stemming from when

he managed Bari in 2008-09.

Court officials have been investigating Bari’s matches with

Treviso in May 2008 and Salernitana in May 2009. With little to

gain, Bari lost both games, having already secured a mid-table

finish in 2008 and the Serie B title in 2009.

Conte, on course to guide Juventus to a second consecutive Serie

A title, was accompanied by three lawyers for the meeting with FIGC

prosecutor Stefano Palazzi.

Conte denies wrongdoing.

Upon exiting the three-hour hearing, Conte said he

”absolutely” is not worried about facing more punishment. He

added that it’s ”a very bitter pill to swallow when you realize

that some ugly things happened behind you.”

”It went well, we even had a break for tea and biscuits,”

Conte said. ”It was a very friendly setting, despite the history.

I think I cleared everything up.”