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May 17, 2022

Arrest warrant for Petrolul goalkeeper in Calcioscommese case

An arrest warrant was issued for Petrolul goalkeeper Matteo Gritti, while Lazio’s captain Stefano Mauri has already been detained for involvement in the Calcioscommese case that concerns fixed games. International Domenico Criscita is being heard at the training centre of Italy’s national football team.  According to Ansa, quoted by Mediafax, the players are charged with “association in order to commit sport frauds” as part of Cremona prosecutor’s office’s investigation into fixed games. According to investigators, the players are suspected of fixing games in exchange for cash. Cremona prosecutor Guida Salvini issued arrest warrants for 19 persons, 10 of which are players from Italy’s top two leagues. Domenico Criscito was searched and heard at Italy’s training centre in Coverciano. The searches also targeted the home of current Juventus and former Siena coach Antonio Conte. Conte is suspected of possible bets related to the Novara vs. Siena and AlbinoLeffe vs. Siena games. Petrolul general manager Valeriu Rachita stated on Monday for sport.ro that Matteo Gritti is no longer Petrolul’s player, his contract having expired at the end of the season, prosport.ro informs. “It’s shocking news. The paperwork we had showed that he had a spotless police record in Italy. He’s a smart lad, he knows four foreign languages. He’s no longer our player. He came to us from Switzerland. He had a contract until this summer and we decided not to extend it. Gritti suffered an injury. I can’t believe there are players that would sell out their colleagues or club. I want the state bodies to find these cheaters and arrest them,” Rachita stated for sport.ro.

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