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PM Monti suggests suspending Italian soccer

  • Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has suggested suspending professional soccer in the country for up to three years due to a match-fixing row.

    Monti’s comments come a day after a number of people, including Lazio captain Stefano Mauri, were arrested.

    Police are in the process of searching the homes of more than 30 players, trainers and administrators of Serie A and B clubs.

    Juventus coach Antonio Conte, who just led the club to a Serie A victory, is among those being questioned by police.