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Italian Serie B

Maicon, Pjanic help Roma recover

AS Roma

Italy match-fixing probe sees over 50 arrested, more under investigation

ICSS executive director Chris Eaton weighs in on match fixing and the counter measures that need to be in place to eradicate the problem.

More than 50 people were arrested throughout Italy on Tuesday and more than 70 placed under investigation as part of a widespread match-fixing inquiry led by anti-Mafia prosecutors in the southern town of Catanzaro.

According to police, the sweep allegedly involves "dozens" of fixed matches in Italian football's third and fourth division and includes clubs Pro Patria, Barletta, Brindisi, L'Aquila, Neapolis Mugnano, Torres, Vigor-Lametia, Santarcangelo, Sorrento, Montalto, Puteolana, Akragas,...

Carpi promoted to Serie A for the first time in their history

Carpi celebrate after gaining promotion to Serie A on Tuesday.

Small-town club Carpi have been promoted to Serie A for the first time in their history.

The Biancorossi, whose Stadio Sandro Cabassi home holds only 4,144 supporters, have led the Serie B table for much of the current season and a goalless draw at home to Bari on Tuesday night confirmed their ascent to the top flight.

A statement from Serie A congratulated the Emilia-Romagna team -- reformed following bankruptcy 15 years ago, and who won promotion from Serie D only five years ago.

Fabrizio Castori's...

 By Ben Gladwell

Italian FA changes rules in attempt to avoid repeat of Parma bankruptcy

The Italian Football Association (FIGC) has toughened licensing rules in an attempt to avoid a repeat of the bankruptcy of Serie A club Parma.

Parma were declared bankrupt last week amid growing debts and a failure to pay wages or taxes since last July.

UEFA refused to give the club a licence to appear in the Europa League this season, but they managed to obtain the required permit to participate in Serie A.

But that...

 By Ben Gladwell

Christian Panucci appointed head coach of Serie B side Livorno

Panucci spent eight years at Roma as a player
Christian Panucci played for the likes of Real Madrid, Inter Milan and AC Milan.

Christian Panucci has been given his first head coach role by Serie B club Livorno.

Since hanging up his boots in 2010, Panucci, who played for the likes of Real Madrid, Inter Milan and AC Milan, had been working as sporting director at Palermo -- resigning after just one month -- and as assistant to Russia boss Fabio Capello.

That role with Capello ended acrimoniously, with Panucci branding the Italian "a disgrace" for just standing and watching as his contract was not renewed last summer. Panucci...