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Italy's Antonio Conte says match-fixing case left 'lasting scar on my life'

Antonio Conte was acquitted of match-fixing charges this week.

FLORENCE, Italy -- Two days after being cleared of match-fixing, Italy coach Antonio Conte said the case has left "a lasting scar" on his life.

The future Chelsea manager had been accused of failing to report knowledge of attempted fixing at Siena in 2011.

"An acquittal doesn't erase what happened over the last four years from my memory -- having my home searched at 5 in the morning, TV reporters waiting outside my home at 6, the big newspaper headlines, all the people rushing to judgment," Conte...

 By Ben Gladwell

Antonio Conte to face new sporting fraud trial, report says

Italy coach Antonio Conte is to face another fraud trial, a report says.

Italy coach Antonio Conte is to face yet another sporting fraud trial, reports La Gazzetta dello Sport.

In a continuation of the investigation into match-fixing which already saw Conte banned for four months in 2012, the 45-year-old has once again been named on a list of 103 people committed to trial.

He is accused of being aware of but not reporting an attempt to fix the outcome of the game...

 By Ben Gladwell

Italy's Antonio Conte may face trial over match-fixing claim

Antonio Conte had previously served a four-month ban over the match-fixing claims.

Italy coach Antonio Conte could go on trial accused of sporting fraud after the conclusions of an investigation by the state prosecutor of Cremona were published on Monday.

Conte -- who was banned for 10 months, reduced to four on appeal, as part of a previous investigation in 2012 -- again faces accusations that he was aware of an attempt to fix a game while in charge of Siena.

A total of 130 names are mentioned in the latest investigation, including several from the previous investigation such...

Compper heads Viola through

Marvin Compper celebrates his match-winning goal.
Marvin Compper celebrates his match-winning goal.

Fiorentina booked their place in the semifinals of the Coppa Italia with a hard-fought win at home to Tuscan rivals Siena.

Josip Ilicic put the Serie A side in front after 20 minutes, leaving Siena goalkeeper Simone Farelli helpless as he smashed the ball into the net.

Fiorentina had chances to extend their advantage but failed to take them, and they were pegged back by a Guillermo Giacomazzi header 14 minutes...


AC Milan ease past Spezia

Keisuke Honda celebrates his first AC Milan goal.
Keisuke Honda celebrates his first AC Milan goal.

New AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf was in the stands as the Rossoneri beat Spezia 3-1 in the Coppa Italia round of 16.

Marcotti: Seedorf born ready

Mauro Tassotti -- who played for the club for 17 years and has been on the coaching staff for over a decade -- led Milan on Wednesday evening following the dismissal of Massimiliano Allegri, but Seedorf watched on as new signing Keisuke Honda scored on his first start for the club.

Robinho put the hosts ahead...