x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018

Lazio captain Mauri arrested in Italian football match-fixing probe

Stefano Mauri among 19 people arrested as police probe Calcioscommesse betting scandal

Stefano Mauri
Stefano Mauri

ROME// Lazio captain Stefano Mauri and several other top players have been arrested as part of an investigation into an Italian football betting scandal.

Mauri, 32, was one of 19 people linked to the so-called Calcioscommesse affair as police swooped on a number of addresses up and down the country, according to the Ansa news agency.

National team full-back Domenico Criscito's room was searched at Italy's Euro 2012 camp just outside Florence as part of the probe while Juventus coach Antonio Conte's home was also searched by police.

They are accused of having received money to fix matches for betting syndicates, believed to be based in Singapore.

Of the 19 people involved in the dawn raids, 10 are either current or former players from the top four divisions in Italy.

As well as Mauri, 32, former Genoa and Fiorentina midfielder Omar Milanetto, 36 and now with Padova in Serie B, was arrested.

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