Mercoledì, 26 Settembre 2018
ROME

Soccer: Player continues hunger strike to protest ban

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(ANSA) - Rome, August 13 - Hunger-striking soccer player
Emanuele Pesoli said Monday that he expects to meet Italian
Soccer Federation (FIGC) President Giancarlo Abete this week to
protest his three-year ban for match-fixing.
Pesoli started the strike on Saturday when he chained
himself to the gates of the FIGC's headquarters in Rome
The ban regards alleged involvement in attempts to fix
matches when he was with his former club Siena.
Pesoli, who is now with Verona, was one of several Italian
football players, coaches, clubs and owners who were banned last
Friday by the federation following verdicts in a probe into
betting-related match-fixing.
Juventus coach Antonio Conte, who is also facing a police
investigation, was banned for 10 months for not reporting
match-fixing while he was in charge of Siena in the second tier
in the 2010-11 campaign.
Pesoli, 31, was also joined Sunday by Maurizio Nassi, a
former striker with Mantova who was banned for three years as
well.

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