17 July 2024


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Italy international Nicolo Fagioli has been handed a seven-month suspension over a breach of betting rules.

The move comes after compatriots Nicolo Zaniolo, who is on loan at Aston Villa, and Newcastle United’s Sandro Tonali were sent back to their clubs from an Italy training camp after it emerged they were being investigated by the Turin Public Prosecutor’s Office.

Juventus midfielder Fagioli has had five months of a one-year ban suspended by the Italian Football Federation (Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio) and been fined 12,500 euros (£10,848). He has also agreed to an anti-gambling therapy plan of at least six months.

In a statement, the governing body said the 22-year-old violated the rule “that prohibits betting on football events organised by FIGC, UEFA and FIFA”.

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