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Doni arrested in match-fixing and betting probe.


Doni arrested in match-fixing and betting probe.


Italian football has once again hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Former Italy internationals Cristiano Doni and Beppe Signori were among 17 people arrested in connection with a match-fixing and betting investigation.

The arrests were made in the early hours of Monday morning across several cities in Italy and was the second phase of an investigation code named Last Bet that began a year ago.

The 17 are suspected of being involved in an international betting ring with contacts with criminal groups in Singapore and Eastern Europe.

The first phase of the probe earlier this year led to suspensions of several players, including Doni, who was banned from football for three and a half years.

It also led to Doni’s club Atalanta being deducted six points.

Investigators believe the results of a number of Serie B matches and a handful of topflight games during the past two seasons were rigged.

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