Italian Football Rocked by Fresh Match Fixing Allegations

Calciopoli scandal continues to undermine Serie A.

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Sports News - January 28, 2010

The Italian football federation is looking into fresh claims that more clubs were involved in the match-fixing scandal that rocked Serie A in 2006.
New evidence introduced at a trial linked to the affair could drag Italian title holders and Champions League semi-finalists Inter into the frame.
Juventus were demoted from Serie A in 2006 after being caught influencing the choice of match officials.
Juve’s former general manager Luciano Moggi is currently on trial in Naples.
Moggi’s lawyers have produced phone tap evidence which they claim shows that Inter and other clubs not previously linked to the scandal were also involved in trying to select specific referees.

Inter and criminal prosecutors at the trial in Naples both deny this.
The Italian football federation says it will launch a fresh investigation into the affair in light of the new evidence from Naples.
“The unit will ask to acquire all the material produced in court,” a statement said. (BBC Sport)

The Calciopoli scandal rocked Italy in 2006 and to hear that the we haven’t heard the end of it is a shock in itself and one wonders what else could be uncovered which hasn’t already been unearthed.

I think its fair to say that the match fixing scandal of 2006 changed the face of Italian football and led to a new era of Inter Milan dominance which is only now threatening to be ended by a vibrant Roma oufit so it would be interesting to see how this case unfolds.

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