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Italian club Bari penalized for match-fixing

Thursday - 7/4/2013, 4:00pm  ET

ROME (AP) -- The second-tier Italian soccer team Bari will be penalized one point next season for match-fixing.

The Serie B club also will pay a $32,000 fine under the deal made with the Italian Football Federation's disciplinary committee Thursday for fixing two matches -- Bari-Treviso in May 2008 and Salernitana-Bari in May 2009. Several former Bari players also reached plea bargains.

Ex-Juventus assistant coach and Bari player Cristian Stellini received a six-month ban to be added to a previous suspension from last year. Stellini resigned from Antonio Conte's staff at Juventus a year ago after his involvement in the scandal emerged.

The charges included fixing and failing to report fixing.


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