Lazio captain arrested amid probe into match fixing
Rome: The captain of the Italian football club Lazio has been arrested amid investigations in connection to match fixing scandal
Midfielder Stefano Mauri, 32, was arrested along with former Genoa midfielder Omar Milanetto.
Juventus coach Antonio Conte, who led the club to the Serie A title in his first season in charge, is among those being probed by the police.
Police have searched almost 30 homes, including those of players, trainers and administrators of clubs in Serie A, Serie B and lower divisions.
Police have also arrested five people in Hungary on charges of being part of an illegal international betting ring.
In June last year, the Interior Ministry had set up a special match-fixing task force in response to a number of high-profile cases.
Former Atlanta captain and Italy midfielder Cristiano Doni was banned for three-and-a-half years for being a part of the ``Calcioscommesse`` scandal involving Serie B matches last season.
He was also arrested in December 2011 over match-fixing and betting allegations.
Former Lazio and Italy striker Giuseppe Signori was banned for five years and 15 other players were banned for between one and five years for their parts.
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