Serie A Side Napoli Charged With Match Fixing

Naples side could be hit with points deduction or even demotion.

Serie A side Napoli charged with alleged match fixing in 2010

Napoli have been charged with alleged match fixing according to the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) prosecutor.

The alleged incident occurred in Napoli’s 1-0 defeat against Sampdoria on the final day of the 2009-10 season.

The club, along with former goalkeeper Matteo Gianello and ex-coach Silvio Giusti, will now face a FIGC disciplinary committee.

Napoli defenders Paolo Cannavaro and Gianluca Grava have also been charged for failing to report the alleged fix.


News that Napoli have been hit with a match fixing charge will shake the Naples club and will certainly take the shine off the club’s impressive start to the current campaign.

If found guilty there is a good chance that the San Paolo side could be handed a points deduction or even demotion from the Italian top tier.

As for the individual players associated with the charge, they could receive anything from a ban from Serie A action to a jail term.

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