He has admitted to gambling on football matches, but his bets never involved his own team.
The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has handed a 7-match ban to Juventus midfielder Nicolo Fagioli for illegal betting, after agreeing to a plea bargain with Italian prosecutors.
The 22-year-old has also been fined €12,500 for breaching Article 24 of the sporting justice code. FIGC, UEFA and FIFA, forbid betting of any kind on football events.
The Italian was originally set to be handed a 12-month ban from football. However, they reduced five months from his ban.
A statement from the FIGC read: “The Federal Prosecutor’s Office has reached an agreement (pursuant to art. 126 CGS) with the footballer Nicolo Fagioli following which he will be sanctioned with a 12-month disqualification, 5 of which will be commuted to alternative prescriptions, and a fine of 12,500 euros, for the violation of art.24 of the CGS which prohibits the possibility of placing bets on football events organized by FIGC, UEFA and FIFA.
“Regarding alternative prescriptions, Fagioli will have to participate in a therapeutic plan lasting a minimum of 6 months and in a cycle of at least 10 public meetings, to be held within 5 months, at amateur sports associations, federal territorial centres, centres for recovery from gambling addiction, and in any case according to the indications and program proposed by the FIGC.
“Federale will monitor compliance with what is indicated and, in case of violations, will adopt the measures within its competence, pursuant to the CGS, with termination of the agreement and continuation of the disciplinary proceedings before the sports justice adjudicating bodies.”
Fagioli has made 45 appearances for the Old Lady since his debut in 2021. He has admitted to gambling on football matches, but his bets never involved his own team.
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