Italy prosecutor wants Reggina relegated
ROME, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Italian Serie A team Reggina should be relegated to the second division and docked 15 points at the start of the season for attempted match fixing, the country's football federation prosecutor said on Sunday.
Stefano Palazzi made his request during the federation's trial against the club, which is based in Reggio Calabria in the southern tip of Italy.
There is nothing to suggest that Palazzi's request will be upheld and the sentences against other Serie A clubs involved in the match-fixing trials this summer were all more lenient than the prosecutor had sought.
Reggina, who fought to avoid relegation in the last two seasons, is the latest and least known of the five teams which have faced charges in the match-fixing scandal.
Juventus were relegated to Serie B and docked 17 points at the start of the season for seeking an unfair advantage in the appointment of referees. They were also stripped of the Serie A titles they won in the last two seasons.
AC Milan, Lazio and Fiorentina were all allowed to remain in Serie A but with points penalties. The clubs have lodged a second round of appeals against their sentences, which were reduced in a first appeal.
Reggina were charged following telephone wiretaps of conversations involving club president Lillo Foti.