Conte hearing in match-fixing scandal set for Feb. 18
CREMONA, Italy (AP) -- Italy coach Antonio Conte and 103 others face a preliminary hearing on Feb. 18 on match-fixing charges in a wide-ranging scandal known as Calcioscommesse.
Conte is accused of committing sports fraud when he coached Siena in 2010-11.
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Among the others to face trial in front of Cremona judge Pierpaolo Beluzzi are current and former Lazio captains Stefano Mauri and Giuseppe Signori, former Atalanta captain Cristiano Doni and former Atalanta and current Udinese coach Stefano Colantuono.
The match under investigation involving Conte is Siena’s 1-0 win at Albinoleffe in May 2011. Siena’s 2-2 draw at Novara, also in May 2011, was dropped from the inquiry.
Conte, who has denied wrongdoing, served a four-month sports ban during the 2012-13 season when he was with Juventus.