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SBD Global/October 29, 2012/International Football

Serie A Napoli Investigated For Match-Fixing In '10

Serie A club Napoli faces "the prospect of heavy sanctions after the Italian football federation (FIGC) confirmed it is investigating allegations of match-fixing," according to the PA. The club's former goalkeeper Matteo Gianello, now a free agent, "has been accused of attempting to fix the outcome of Napoli's Serie A match at Sampdoria in '10." In addition, defenders Gianluca Grava and Paolo Cannavaro have been "accused of failing to report the incident" after having been approached. FIGC said in a statement: "The FIGC can confirm that, following an investigation by the public prosecutor of Naples, the federal prosecutor will open disciplinary proceedings in relation to the Sampdoria-Napoli match of May 16, 2010." Napoli has also been "deferred as the club involved at the time, and could face a points deduction" (PA, 10/26).
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