Juventus has quickly responded to the bans handed down to coach Antonio Conte and assistant Angelo Alessio.
The coach of the reigning Serie A champion was accused by the
Charges against Conte of direct involvement in match-fixing were dismissed last month, but the FIGC is satisfied he was aware it was taking place during his time with Siena.
He now faces a 10-month suspension while Alessio, who followed Conte from Siena to Juventus, has also been banned for eight months - although the Old Lady was boosted after players
The club has stated: "
"A group of legal professionals have been appointed by the individuals concerned and, with the full support of the club, is already working to prepare grounds for an appeal."
Juventus later added on its official website that
The fall-out from the enquiry has also seen Lecce and Grosseto demoted from Serie B.
The two clubs were found guilty of the more serious charge of direct involvement in match-fixing and their punishments reflected that, with both clubs relegated to
Former Lecce president
Former Bari defender
Masiello and Vives represent Torino, Padelli is on loan at Udinese and
A statement from the FIGC read: "(These are) the judgments issued today by the National Disciplinary Committee, chaired by
"Among the officials, the more severe penalties are those of the president of Grosseto, Camilli, and the former president of Lecce, Semeraro; the disqualification of 10 months for
In total, 45 people and 13 clubs were under investigation, among them Conte's former side Siena, who last week accepted a six-point deduction in a plea bargain deal.
Serie A newcomer Torino, Serie B side Varese and relegated Albinoleffe will pay fines of
Serie B side Novara has been docked two points while top-flight Bologna and fourth-tier Ancona face fines of
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