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Monday 21 April 2014

Two Lazio players to be questioned over match-fixing claims

THE Italian Football Federation has summoned Lazio players Stefano Mauri and Giuseppe Sculli for questioning as part of an ongoing investigation into match-fixing.





An FIGC statement confirmed the pair, together with Lazio physiotherapist Romano Massimo Papola and ex-Padova midfielder Omar Milanetto, will meet prosecutor Stefano Palazzi next week to discuss concerns pertaining to Lazio's top-flight matches against Genoa and Lecce in May 2011.



Mauri and Milanetto have already been questioned by the FIGC after being arrested in Cremona last year, but the hearings on November 20 will see Sculli and Papola appear in front of prosecutors for the first time.



This year saw Juventus head coach Antonio Conte punished for allegedly failing to report his knowledge of two incidents of match-fixing, with the 43-year-old accepting a 10-month suspension from the game following a plea bargain.



Conte's suspension was later reduced to four months on appeal and he will resume full responsibility for the Bianconeri first team in December.



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