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Jul 16, 2013

Torino 'keeper banned in fixing probe

Torino goalkeeper Jean-Francois Gillet has been banned for three years and seven months as the Italian investigation into match-fixing continues.

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) said Gillet, 34, was one of 20 people to be punished for either violating the rules or failing to report attempts to fix two games involving Bari in 2008 and 2009.

The charges relate to Bari's matches against Treviso, on May 11 2008, and Salernitana, a little over a year later.

Gillet, the Bari goalkeeper at the time, denies being involved fixing games or accepting any money for any attempted fix.

Two players, William Pianu and Nicola Strambelli, have been cleared. The other players received bans ranging between six months and four years, the FIGC said.

Bari, who now play in Serie B, will begin next season with a one-point deduction, subject to appeal.

The investigation has been conducted separately from that involving Lazio captain Stefano Mauri, who is set to learn his fate later this month.

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