Scotland Wales Northern Ireland
BBC Homepage feedback | low graphics version
BBC Sport Online
You are in: Football: Europe  
Front Page 
FA Cup 
Scottish Cup 
World Cup 2002 
Eng Prem 
Eng Div 1 
Eng Div 2 
Eng Div 3 
Eng Conf 
Worthington Cup 
Scot Prem 
Scot Div 1 
Scot Div 2 
Scot Div 3 
CIS Ins Cup 
Champions League 
Uefa Cup 
Rugby Union 
Rugby League 
Other Sports 
Sports Talk 
In Depth 
Photo Galleries 
TV & Radio 
BBC Pundits 
Question of Sport 
Funny Old Game 

Around The Uk

BBC News

BBC Weather

banner Friday, 23 March, 2001, 14:58 GMT
Six Italians banned for match-fixing
Atalanta's Sebastiano Siviglia
Siviglia: Handed a one-year ban for match-fixing
Six Italian footballers have been banned for match-fixing following an Italian Cup tie last year.

The Italian Football Federation handed one-year suspensions to Fabio Gallo, Sebastiano Siviglia and Luciano Zauri of Serie A side Atalanta, and Alfredo Aglietti and Massimiliano Allegri of Serie B's Pistoiese.

Former Atalanta player Giacomo Banchelli, who now plays for Empoli, was banned for six months.

The decision follows a cup tie between Atalanta - who were in Serie B last season - and Pistoiese on 20 August.

The match ended 1-1 after Atalanta scored at the end of the first half and Pistoiese equalised three minutes from time.

Suspicion had originally been aroused when the Italian bookmaker SNAI reported very heavy betting on the game, including many bets for a 1-0 scoreline at half time and a full-time score of 1-1.

Search BBC Sport Online
Advanced search options
Links to top Europe stories are at the foot of the page.

Links to other Europe stories

^^ Back to top