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FIFA extends Conte ban


FIFA extends Conte ban


Juventus coach Antonio Conte has had his 10-month domestic league suspension for match-fixing violations extended by FIFA.

Conte’s initial ban was handed down by the Italian Football Federation and included only domestic matches, but FIFA’s suspension also includes international matches, friendlies and any other official fixtures. It means he will be unable to work with his side during their Champions League clash with Chelsea next week.

Conte – who led Juve to the Serie A title last term – was banned for failing to report match-fixing by an opponent during his time in charge of Sienna during the 2010/2011 season.

FIFA said the sanction could be changed if Conte wins his current appeal at the National Arbitration Tribunal for Sport in Italy.

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