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Italian duo face charges

2014-10-15 15:15
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Rome - Italian tennis players Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace are facing corruption accusations after intercepted Internet conversations claiming they sold matches were printed in Italian media on Wednesday.

The conversations are part the extensive data that judicial investigators in Cremona have been sorting through as part of a widespread match-fixing investigation into soccer.

The conversations with people who have since been arrested for alleged match-fixing involve a 2007 match that Bracciali lost to American player Scoville Jenkins in Newport, Rhode Island, and the final of a 2011 tournament in Casablanca that Starace lost.

Cremona prosecutor Roberto Di Martino confirmed the authenticity of the conversations.

Di Martino added that foreign tennis players might also be involved, saying "I can't rule that out."

Bracciali and Starace had no immediate comment.

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