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Villa appoint match-fixing hero Farina

October 17, 2012
By ESPN staff
Aston Villa have appointed Simone Farina - a key player in unearthing an Italian match-fixing scandal last year - as their community coach.

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Farina, 30, refused €200,000 to help influence a Coppa Italia match between his club at the time Gubbio and Cesena in November 2011, before reporting the incident to Italian police.

The former Roma defender's evidence then helped lead to the arrest of 17 people the following month, ...

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