Players arrested in Italian betting probe
Lazio captain Stefano Mauri and several top players were arrested yesterday, while national team defender Domenico Criscito's room was searched at Italy's Euro 2012 training camp, as part of a probe into illegal betting.
Criscito was later dropped from from Italy’s Euro 2012 squad Mauri was one of 19 people implicated in the investigation into alleged match-fixing in the domestic game, as police swooped in dawn raids, according to Italy’s domestic Ansa news agency.
The players are suspected of having received money to fix matches for betting syndicates, whose head is believed to be based in Singapore.
Three Serie A matches — Bari-Sampdoria, Lecce-Lazio and Lazio-Genoa — were being investigated as well as seven or eight matches involving Siena last season when they were in Serie B.