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Italy’s Match-Fixing Scandal Verdict

July 14, 2006

Penguins See No Evil Hear No Evil Speak No EvilJuventus, Fiorentina and Lazio have all been demoted from Serie A to Serie B for their involvement in the match-fixing scandal, although AC Milan have avoided relegation:

  • Juventus – Relegated, deducted 30 Points and stripped of their last 2 titles.
  • Fiorentina – Relegated and deducted 12 points
  • Lazio – Relegated and deducted 7 points
  • AC Milan – Deducted 15 points

All four teams have been kicked out of European competition so the Italian football’s governing body FIGC must hand Uefa a list of the teams that will be involved, by 25 July. Inter Milan, Roma, Chievo and Palermo, who finished third, fifth and seventh and eighth will probably be the teams taking part in next season’s Champions League.

Individuals directly involved were also penalised:

  • Luciano Moggi – Former Juventus general manager – Suspended from all football for 5 years.
  • Adriano Galliani – Former AC Milan Vice-President – Suspended for 1 year.

Also, 26 individuals were charged for sporting fraud and violating fairness and probity.

All four clubs implicated have denied the accusations.

After the amazing high of last Sunday, we have Italy’s Black Friday. In less than a week, the newly crowned champions of the world have nothing left to celebrate.

~ TranceFixed

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