Match-fixing verdicts sought quickly in Italy
The Italian football federation president is calling for sports
justice to run its course quickly in the country’s latest
Giancarlo Abete wants verdicts before the schedules for next
season are released in early August.
Sixteen people were arrested up and down Italy on Wednesday for
alleged involvement in a match-fixing and betting ring. Some 18
matches – mostly in Serie B and C – are under investigation by
prosecutors in Cremona.
Matches involving Atalanta and Siena are among those under
investigation, which could put the two clubs’ recent promotion back
into Serie A at risk.
Reggina, Novara, Padova and Varese on Thursday began a playoff
for the final Serie A promotion.