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Italy coach Conte could face match-fixing trial


Italy coach Conte could face match-fixing trial

Italy coach Antonio Conte has been called to face trial for his alleged involvement in match-fixing in 2011.

Conte has already served a ban handed down by the Italian football federation in connection with the case.

But now he faces a hearing where a judge will decide whether or not to press charges.

Conte is one of 104 people, including Udinese coach Stefano Colantuono, requested to stand trial by prosecutors.

The alleged wrongdoing dates back to the 2010/2011 season and the manipulation of various games in the second and third tier leagues as well as some Coppa Italia matches.

During this time Conte was in charge of Serie B side Siena.

More than 50 players were banned for up to five years and a number of clubs, including Atalanta and Siena, had points deducted by the Italian football federation over the case.

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