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Juventus coach's proposal for ban rejected

  • Juventus coach Antonio Conte's request for a three-month ban in order to avoid a court hearing over match fixing has been rejected.

    Conte has been accused of failing to report match fixing while he was coach at Siena club.

    A tribunal for the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) turned down the proposal after Conte, who had initially denied the allegations, tried to strike a deal with the sport authorities.

    Conte will now have to propose a new deal including a longer ban or face a tribunal which is likely to hand down a harsher punishment if he is found guilty.

    The games involving Siena were a 2-2 draw with Novara and a 1-0 loss to Albinoleffe in Serie B in May 2011.