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Factbox: The match-fixing verdicts

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July 15, 2006 13:10 IST

An Italian sports tribunal on Friday announced its verdicts in a match-fixing trial involving four top clubs and various officials from the Italian soccer authorities and clubs as well as referees and linesmen.

Following is a summary of the tribunal's findings and the punishments for the four clubs. All the clubs and officials can appeal and are expected to do so next week.

JUVENTUS - Italy's champions and its most successful domestic team of all time are relegated to the second division Serie B and start next season with a penalty of 30 points. Juventus have also been stripped of the league championship titles won in the last two seasons.

AC MILAN - The six-times European champions, owned by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, remain in the top flight Serie A but start next season with a penalty of 15 points. They have also had their points total for last season reduced by 44, disqualifying them from the Champions League.

LAZIO - The former Italian champions based in Rome are relegated to Serie B and must start next season with a penalty of seven points.

FIORENTINA - The former Italian champions located in Florence are relegated to Serie B and must start next season with a penalty of 12 points.

 

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