Serie A’s Sampdoria Given One Point Deduction in Match-Fixing Scandal
By Community | August 6, 2012
Sampdoria will start the new season with a one-point deduction after its plea bargain was accepted by the Italian Football Federation in the latest match-fixing scandal to rock Italy.
Atalanta defender Andrea Masiello received the worst punishment for a player – 26 months for his contributions to match-fixing while at Bari.
Old teammates Alessandro Parisi and Marco Rossi were banned 24 and 20 months, respectively. Parisi is currently with Torino, while Rossi is with Cesena.
Juventus coach Antonio Conte is among those still under investigation, and he faces a 15-month ban for not reporting match-fixing in two games as manager of Siena in Serie B in the 2010-11 season.