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Mauri appeal fails, match-fixing ban extended

By Football News



Stefano Mauri's appeal against a match-fixing ban has failed, seeing his ban increase from six to nine months.

The Lazio captain was issued the six-month suspension in August by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC).

Mauri was banned in regards to two Lazio Serie A fixtures in 2011 against Genoa and Lecce, where he was deemed to have failed to report his knowledge of match-fixing despite being cleared of any offence for the Genoa game.

The extended suspension means that the 33-year-old will miss the season unless he is successful with his expected appeal further to Italy's National Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Lazio's appeal to reduce the €40,000 euro fine for their involvement was also rejected and was therefore increased to €50,000 by the FIGC.

The Italian will be unavailable until May.