Rome: Italian police investigating a soccer match-fixing scandal placed Juventus trainer Antonio Conte under investigation and arrested the captain of Lazio Stefano Mauri and former Genoa midfielder Omar Milanetto, authorities said on Monday.
The Italian football federation said Mauri was one of 14 people arrested. Italian authorities swept through the Italy national team training site near Florence on Monday and made more than a dozen arrests elsewhere as part of a wide-ranging investigation into match-fixing in football.
Mauri has been accused of sporting fraud. Most of the footballers accused now play in Serie B or lower leagues, although Omar Milanetto spent five years at Genoa before joining Padova in 2011.
A police statement said five people had also been arrested in Hungary on suspicion of being part of an illegal international betting ring headed by Singaporean gambling identity Tan Seet Eng, who was arrested in December....more
02:12 PM, May 28, 2012