Antonio Conte Faces Charges Of Failing To Report Match Fixing

VERONA, ITALY - OCTOBER 16: Juventus head coach Antonio Conte gestures during the Serie A match between AC Chievo Verona and Juventus FC at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi on October 16, 2011 in Verona, Italy. (Photo by Dino Panato/Getty Images)

Juventus boss Antonio Conte will stand trial for charges that he allegedly knew about match fixing and failed to report it when in charge at Siena.

Antonio Conte, former boss of Siena and current coach at Juventus, has been charged with failing to report alleged knowledge of match-fixing in Italy. Stefano Carobbio, who played under Conte at Siena, claims the manager knew about plans to arrange the outcomes of games against Novara and Albinoleffe while Siena were in Serie B.

Conte was cleared of the charge of sporting fraud, but he will will have to stand trial against the lesser claims. If guilty, the boss of the Old Lady could face a fine or suspension from the Italian Football Federation.

The hearings, related to multiple charges of match-fixing throughout Italy, are scheduled to start August 2. Juventus players Leonardo Bonucci and Simone Pepe have also been faced with accusations, while Gigi Buffon maintains his innocence. Walter Mazzarri, coach of Napoli, has been questioned as well, while Daniele Portanova of Bologna and Andrea Masiello of Atalanta could face suspension. Finally, Lecce and Grosseto could start the Serie B season with a dock in points, as could Siena in Serie A.

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