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Juventus Manager Banned for Match-fixing

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Juventus Manager Banned for Match-fixing

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Juventus manager, Antonio Conte, has been banned for 10 months by Italy’s sports tribunal for failing to report match-fixing in a betting scandal that shook Italian football. As coach of the reigning Serie A champions, Conte had been accused of failing to report alleged match-fixing involving two Siena matches in May of the 2011 Serie B season.

Along with Conte, the court has sanctioned several other officials that had also been accused of involvement in the scandal. “Among the officials, the more severe penalties are those of the president of Grosseto, Camilli, and the former president of Lecce, Semeraro, (a five-year ban for both); the disqualification for 10 months for Antonio Conte, currently coach of Juventus, and for eight months his deputy Angelo Alessio,” read a statement from the Italian Federation.

However, Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, and winger Simone Pepe were cleared of any involvement. The club released a statement saying there will be an appeal against the court’s verdict.