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Prandelli offers backing to Conte

September 5, 2012
By Adam Digby, Italy Correspondent, and ESPN staff
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has defended Juventus boss Antonio Conte, who was banned for ten months in the match-fixing scandal that swept the domestic game.

Conte had his ten-month ban upheld by an Italian football tribunal last month. He was accused of failing to report match-fixing in games against Novara and Albinoleffe during his time as coach of Siena.

Rejecting Conte's appeal, the tribunal ruled that the ban on the coach - who steered an undefeated Juve to the title ...

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