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MLS player questioned in Italian game-fixing probe
The Globe & Mail, June 13th, 2012 2:09PM

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After getting in his first training session with Montreal, Marco Di Vaio headed back to Italy. He's been called back to attend a hearing into allegations of game-fixing in Italian soccer and is due back on Friday. He isn't accused of wrongdoing, and will answer questions regarding matches he played for Bologna against teams that are under investigation.

”There were a few games in particular they want to ask about,” he said through an interpreter. ”The whole team has been called in.”

He isn’t able to play until the summer transfer period oopens, which puts the target date for his Impact debut at June 27 when Toronto FC visits Saputo Stadium. Di Vaio took a short vacation with his family in Florida before he began working out with his new team, which includes former Serie A players Matteo Ferrari, Bernardo Corradi and Nelson Rivas.

”I’m ready to get to work, and get to know my teammates,” he said. ”Unfortunately I have to return to Italy to take care of some business, but I’m looking forward to getting back. I’m excited for the first game, but it’s not too long to wait.”

He is to return to Montreal in time for the reopening on Saturday of Saputo Stadium, which has been expanded from 13,000 to 20,000 seats. Montreal hosts Seattle after playing its first five home games indoors at Olympic Stadium.

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  1. Carlos Thys
    commented on: June 14, 2012 at 7:50 a.m.
    Folks, Italy's Serie A, B, and C (and Coppa d'Italia) is only the tip of the iceberg. Just a tiny little tip. There is match fixing aplenty in Greece, Turkey, Austria, Portugal, Belgium...and I haven't even touched on Eastern Europe or other continents. If this is truly and doggedly pursued, we'll find about 20 - 25% of the game in disrepute. Think China's league is clean? Japan's? One can cry, "Say it ain't so..." but it is so.


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