Napoli charged with match-fixing in Italian league game

Napoli's Paolo Cannavaro, picture here winning the Italian Cup final in May this year, is charged with not reporting an alleged fix. Credit: Reuters

Napoli have been charged over alleged match-fixing in a game against Sampdoria on the final day of the 2009-10 season, the Italian football federation prosecutor said in a statement.

The club, their former third choice goalkeeper Matteo Gianello and ex-footballer Silvio Giusti will go before the federation's disciplinary committee after information was passed from a criminal investigation in Naples.

Sampdoria won the game and entered the preliminary stage of the Champions League.

The development is part of a wide-ranging criminal and sporting probe into illegal betting and match-fixing in Italy which have already led to several arrests and bans.

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