Serie A news

Napoli penalized for match-fixing

December 18, 2012
By Associated Press
ROME -- Napoli was penalized two points in the Serie A standings Tuesday for match-fixing after its former goalkeeper confessed to arranging the result of a game three seasons ago.

The sentence by the Italian soccer federation's disciplinary committee dropped the southern club from a tie for third place into fifth position, 10 points behind league leader Juventus.

The penalty put a severe dent in Napoli's aim of winning the Serie A for the first time since Diego Maradona led ...

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