Thursday, August 17, 2006

VERDICTS: Points deducted off Reggina and Arezzo

Reggina have avoided demotion to Serie B but will start next season with a 15-point deduction for their role in the match-fixing scandal. President Pasquale "Lillo" Foti (pictured) has also been banned for two-and-a-half years and fined £20,000, while the club must also pay a £68,000 fine. Prosecutors had requested the Southern club to be demoted to the Second Division.

Meanwhile, Serie B club Arezzo avoided demotion to Serie C but will start next season with a nine-point deduction.

Referees Paolo Dondarini and Pieri have been cleared of wrongdoing, but linesman Stefano Titomanlio and his designator Gennaro Mazzei were slapped with three year bans. Leonardo Meani, a former AC Milan employee, was handed a three month stop and his former club were fined £7,000.

Here's a rundown off all the verdicts handed out...

- Remain in Serie A.
- 15 points deducted.
- Fined £68,000.
- Pasquale Foti banned from football for 2.5 years and fined £20,000.

- Remain in Serie B
- 9 points deducted.

AC Milan
- Fined £7,000.
- Leonardo Meani banned from football for 3 months.

Referees' Association Officials
- Gennaro Mazzei banned from football for 3 years.

- Stefano Titomanlio banned from football for 3 years.


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