Footy In A Week

Juventus future to be decided today
June 20, 2006, 1:00 pm
Filed under: Italian League

The magistrate leading the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) probe into alleged match-fixing in Serie A is expected to finish his investigation on Monday and pass his report to the Federation's prosecutor.

Italy's biggest soccer scandal in 20 years broke last month after newspapers published transcripts of intercepted telephone conversations between former Juventus general manager Luciano Moggi and FIGC officials discussing refereeing appointments.

Juventus, AC Milan, Lazio and Fiorentina are among the clubs under investigation.

If a club is found guilty of attempting to influence the outcome of matches, it faces possible penalties ranging from relegation to Serie B or having points deducted at the start of next season. Individuals would face a ban from the sport.

UPDATE: The magistrate has confirmed the presence of corruption in Seria A, but has also stated that "Italian soccer was not rotten root and branch". The punishment of envolved clubs and individuals will be announced soon, after the World Cup most likely.


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