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Italy premier: Suspend soccer in country 2-3 years

Italian Premier Mario Monti has suggested that soccer in the country be suspended two to three years because of the latest match-fixing scandal

AP, Tuesday 29 May 2012
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Dawn raids on Monday resulted in 14 arrests, including Lazio captain Stefano Mauri. That brings the number of suspects arrested to about 50 since last year. Many more have been placed underinvestigation.

Monti said Tuesday he thinks it would be a good idea if Italian soccer was stopped for ''two to three years'' although he adds that ''it is not a proposal by the government but a question I am asking.''

Italy defender Domenico Criscito was left off the Euro 2012 squad after being put under investigation. Juventus coach Antonio Contewas notified he is being investigated for alleged wrongdoing while coaching Siena in 2010-2011.

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