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Italy coach Conte among 130 people notified they are being investigated for match-fixing

  • FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 file photo, Italy coach Antonio Conte follows the Euro 2016 qualifying soccer match between Malta and Italy, at the National Stadium Ta' Qali, in Valletta, Malta. Italy coach Antonio Conte is among 130 people who have been formally notified they are under investigation for match-fixing. Conte is being investigated for committing sports fraud when he coached Siena in 2010-11, although a charge of criminal association was dropped. Conte, who has denied wrongdoing, already served a four-month sports ban in the case. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, Files)

    FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 file photo, Italy coach Antonio Conte follows the Euro 2016 qualifying soccer match between Malta and Italy, at the National Stadium Ta' Qali, in Valletta, Malta. Italy coach Antonio Conte is among 130 people who have been formally notified they are under investigation for match-fixing. Conte is being investigated for committing sports fraud when he coached Siena in 2010-11, although a charge of criminal association was dropped. Conte, who has denied wrongdoing, already served a four-month sports ban in the case. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, Files)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 file photo, Italian national soccer team's new coach Antonio Conte speaks during a press conference in Rome. Italy coach Antonio Conte is among 130 people who have been formally notified they are under investigation for match-fixing. Conte is being investigated for committing sports fraud when he coached Siena in 2010-11, although a charge of criminal association was dropped. Conte, who has denied wrongdoing, already served a four-month sports ban in the case. Conte, who has denied wrongdoing, already served a four-month sports ban in the case. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca, Files)

    FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 file photo, Italian national soccer team's new coach Antonio Conte speaks during a press conference in Rome. Italy coach Antonio Conte is among 130 people who have been formally notified they are under investigation for match-fixing. Conte is being investigated for committing sports fraud when he coached Siena in 2010-11, although a charge of criminal association was dropped. Conte, who has denied wrongdoing, already served a four-month sports ban in the case. Conte, who has denied wrongdoing, already served a four-month sports ban in the case. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca, Files)  (The Associated Press)

Italy coach Antonio Conte is among 130 people who have been formally notified they are under investigation for match-fixing.

Conte is being investigated for committing sports fraud when he coached Siena in 2010-11, although a charge of criminal association was dropped.

Atalanta coach Stefano Colantuono has also been notified he is under investigation by Cremona prosecutor Roberto Di Martino in a step that usually precedes indictments.

Conte is accused of involvement in fixing matches at the end of the season when Siena had already clinched promotion to Serie A and other clubs were still fighting to qualify for a playoff.

Conte, who has denied wrongdoing, already served a four-month sports ban in the case.

More than 50 people have been arrested in Italy for match-fixing since mid-2011.