Twenty-two teams, 52 players charged in Calcio match-fixing scandal

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The athletic sanctions regarding the Italian soccermatch-fixing scandals

 Photo: AP
Cristiano Doni
Photo: AP

have been delivered,including 52 players and 22 clubs with a maximumpenalty of 15 points or five years for theirimplication in the scandal.

The sanctions come as the Italian FootballFederation Disciplinary Commission began itsinvestigation on May 31. The teams and players cannow appeal the decisions.

The only team to be sanctioned in the Serie A is

Atalanta

, who received a twopoint penalty to begin the next season. TheAtalanta captain,

Cristiano Doni

,has

been banned from the sport for twoyears.

His penalty joined a three and a half yeardisqualification he had already collected from anearlier scandal.

In the Serie B,

Reggina

and

Pauda

received sanctions of 4 and2 point respectively, while

Empoli

received a charge of onepoint.

The biggest penalty went to third division

Albinoleffe

who will be chargedwith a 15-point penalty,

Ancona

wih eight points,

Novara

withfour, and

Pieacenza

withfourteen, while other teams were given fines butnot given point reductions.

Out of the 52 players, the biggest sanctions werefive year bans against

MarioCasasno

,

Luigi Sartor

,

Alessandro Zamperini

and

Nicolas Santoni

.

Another trial is expected in July that couldimplicate more Serie A teams and even result inarrests for many of the players and officialsinvolved in the match-fixing.

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