Thursday, July 20, 2006

The Italian scandal just keeps growing

Just when the Italian scandal looked to be coming to some sort of conclusion, prosecutors have announced that eight more people are under investigation.

The biggest name on the list seems to be Reggina president Lillo Foti. Reggina finished this past Serie A season in 15th place, but if these charges prove to be true, they could meet the same fate as Juventus, Fiorentina and Lazio and be sent down to Serie B or stay in Serie A but be penalized points like AC Milan.

Reggina will not make the headlines that Juventus made, but if a down-table team is involved in all this, one must wonder who was not involved.

Other clubs apparently getting looked at are Siena, Messina, Arezzo and Lecce. If these four clubs plus Reggina were also involded in this, that would mean almost half of Serie A was involved in match fixing.

In order to figure this whole mess out, the top two division might not play their first matches till September 9th, rather then the end of August.


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