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Last Updated: Friday, 26 November, 2004, 14:20 GMT
Juve doctor guilty in drugs case
Riccardo Agricola
Prosecutors wanted Agricola to be given a longer sentence
A Juventus doctor has been convicted of administering banned substances to the club's players during the 1990s.

Riccardo Agricola was given a 22-month suspended prison sentence by a judge in Turin, six years after allegations were made by former Roma coach Zdenek Zeman.

Club chairman Antonio Giraudo, who along with Agricola had denied the charges, was acquitted.

Prosecutors had alleged that Juventus players were regularly supplied with drugs, including EPO, from 1994-98.

Zinedine Zidane, Roberto Baggio and Alessandro Del Piero are among the current and former Juve players who gave evidence at the trial.

Prosecutors had requested prison terms of three years and two months for Agricola and two years and one month for Giraudo.

Defence lawyers argued that there was no evidence players were given banned substances.




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