They are at it again the Italians and once again some extraordinary stuff.
“The roots of the latest scandal lie in the summer of 2011. After a member of Serie B side Cremonese suffered a serious car crash, tests showed that he and other members of the team had been drugged with sleeping pills. The culprit was one of their own teammates, Marco Paolini, who had been attempting to pay off a mounting series of gambling debts by arranging a series of defeats for his bookies. Cremonese’s unexpected winning streak had forced him to take desperate measures.”
Two articles in the Guardian .Italy’s Euro 2012 camp hit by dawn police raid and Latest Italian match-fixing scandal met with both fury and weary resignation
Of course the last 2 times Italian football was investigated for a big match fixing scandal the national team went on to the win the World Cup (1982 and 2006)….