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Match-fixing probe keeps Italian prosecutor busy

Updated: February 12, 2013, 5:59 AM ET
Associated Press

ROME -- Two years ago, a curious case landed on the desk of Italian prosecutor Roberto Di Martino in the town of Cremona.

Five players on the local third-division club Cremonese fell ill after a match against Paganese. One of the sick players crashed his car and club management reported the mysterious circumstances to police.

It turned out that Cremonese's goalkeeper had been bribed by match-fixers to make sure his team lost. Unable to recruit teammates to join in on the fix, he decided ...

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