Thu, June 22nd 2006

Italian football heavyweights Juventus, AC Milan, Lazio and Fiorentina will all face a sports court over allegations of corruption in the game.

Twenty-six unnamed people - but no players - are also set to stand trial.

Hearings will begin next Wednesday, with those found guilty facing the prospect of fines, bans and relegation.

From: BBC



Italy’s football federation are to the name the clubs and individuals to be charged with match-fixing.

Any clubs charged face trial at a sports tribunal in Rome next week and could face bans, fines, relegation or be stripped of any trophies.

Champions Juventus, AC Milan, Lazio and Fiorentina have been investigated.


The announcement is set for today when the Italian stock market closes (4:30pm BST), ironically coinciding with the end of Italy’s match against the Czech Republic.

Related: Italian FA placed under administration


Tue, June 13th 2006

Galvanised Italians overcome Ghana challenge

Italy 2 - Ghana 0

An Italian team, united after recent allegations of domestic corruption, stood firm against an athletic Ghanaian team to record a 2-nil victory.

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Tue, May 16th 2006

James Richardson in Guardian Football:

Moggi has had to resign at Juve and is facing charges ranging from intimidation to kidnapping and criminal conspiracy. Juventus meanwhile stand accused of sporting fraud, as beneficiaries of what police have dubbed the “Moggi System”. This consists of assigning friendly referees for Juve games, finding unfriendly ones for their rivals, and making sure future opponents were “softened up” with judicious use of the red card.

...Depending on the outcome of the investigations, Juventus, Lazio, Fiorentina and possibly even Milan could be penalised or relegated…

...the chances of the various investigations being settled by August are slimmer than Nicole Ritchie, what with the likely appeals and such. How next season can begin on schedule (on August 27) is anyone’s guess, as we likely still won’t know by then who should be in it.



The Italian Football Federation has been placed under administration in a response to the match-fixing scandal that has stunned the country.

Four teams, including champions Juventus, are under investigation for match-fixing and illegal betting.


AC Milan, Lazio and Fiorentina are also under investigation.

Related: Juventus face relegation from Serie A, Entire Juventus board resigns


Mon, May 15th 2006

Juventus, who along with AC Milan, Fiorentina and Lazio are being investigated for suspected match-fixing, could be relegated from Serie A if found guilty.

From: Yahoo



Thu, May 11th 2006

The entire Juventus board has resigned after days of press revelations over embarrassing telephone interceptions involving its top management.

Italy’s Football Federation is probing Juve general manager Luciano Moggi over allegations of collusion in appointing referees for Juventus games

From: BBC



Mon, March 20th 2006

Who are the G14?

The G14 are a group of successful and rich European clubs that formed in September 2004 “to find a constructive way of reforming a system in which their voice was not heard and to establish for the clubs a meaningful executive role in the management of the international game.” (The G14 website)


Mon, March 6th 2006

A late equaliser from Inter Milan brought AS Roma’s record-breaking run of 11 consecutive Serie A wins to an end.

Roma broke the record held by Juventus (1931-2), AC Milan (1950-1) and Bologna (1963-4) last week with a 2-0 win over Lazio, but could not extend their run against Inter Milan, drawing 1-1.

Roma are 4th in Serie A after a poor start to the season.


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