Italian players charged after match-fixing probe

July 4, 2008
ROME, July 4 (Reuters) - Five players have been charged over alleged match-fixing in last season's home and away Serie A fixtures between Atalanta and relegated Livorno, Italy's football federation (FIGC) said on Friday. Atalanta's Gian Paolo Bellini and former Livorno captain David Balleri have been charged with seeking to fix the results of the games on Dec 23, which ended in a 1-1 draw, and May 4, which Atalanta won 3-2, the FIGC said. Livorno brothers Emanuele and Antonio Filippini, along with team ...

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