The Italian Football Federation FICG wants to set up a task force to combat illegal betting and the corruption in football. This reported President Giancarlo Abete.
Rome (SID) - the Italian Football Federation FICG wants to set up a task force to combat illegal betting and the corruption in football. This reported President Giancarlo Abete in Rome on Monday. "The Association will ask the Government for the detection of suspicious cases for help." Here also organized crime with the finger in the game. "We are facing criminal activities which poison Italian football system," warned Abete. Also athletes who do not report manipulation attempts, in the future expect harsh penalties, it was announced by Abete.
Abete said that the public prosecutor's Office of Cremona study 18 games 28 footballer and ex-kicker be advised in the sights of the judicial authorities. The President of the Italian Olympic Committee CONI, Gianni Petrucci, wrote a letter to the Government of Silvio Berlusconi. "Organised crime plays a role in this scandal, we need support from the Government in combating this problem", so Petrucci.