Posted: Tuesday October 9, 2012 12:16PM ; Updated: Tuesday October 9, 2012 12:16PM

Italy's police chief warns of more match-fixing

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Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte's match-fixing ban was reduced from 10 months to four months on Friday.
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ROME (AP) -- Italy's national police chief has warned that more football match-fixing is about to be revealed, with the country's favorite sport already reeling from scandal.

Speaking alongside Interpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble at a meeting of foreign media on Tuesday, Antonio Manganelli says that "some illicit behavior has already been uncovered to remarkable effect'' and "other acts are about to come out and will bring, if possible, even greater responses.''

At least 50 people have been arrested for match-fixing since the middle of last year, with scores more under investigation by prosecutors in Cremona and Bari.

Multiple clubs and players have already been penalized by sports courts. Antonio Conte, the coach of Serie A champion Juventus, recently had his ban reduced from 10 to four months.

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