FIGC increases investigation efforts

BY foxsports • May 8, 2012

The Italian football federation will place 22 clubs and 61 people under investigation in the latest match-fixing and betting scandal to mar the national sport.

Without naming the clubs or people, the federation (FIGC) announced Tuesday that the clubs and people will be informed Wednesday that they have to answer to sports authorities.

The FIGC also says 33 matches are under investigation, including 29 in Serie B, although none in Serie A.

More than 30 people have been arrested in Italy in the past year in the probe started by judicial authorities in Cremona, including former Atalanta captain Cristiano Doni and former Lazio captain Giuseppe Signori.

The FIGC inquiry will likely lead to a massive sports trial this summer.