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Juventus midfielder Nicolo Fagioli could face suspension after alleged betting on illegal platforms

Rajarshi ShuklaRajarshi Shukla
October 11 2023
Juventus Nicolo Fagioli

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According to reports, Juventus starlet Nicolo Fagioli is being investigated in Italy for placing bets on shady websites. If proven guilty, he may receive a three-year suspension.

Fagioli, 22, made his debut for Juventus last season after impressing on loan at Cremonese in 2021–2022, and he has since established himself as a key member of Max Allegri’s squad.

The midfielder has played six times in Serie A so far this year and has a single appearance for Italy.

However, according to sources from Italy, Fagioli’s advancement might soon come to an end because the Turin Prosecutor’s Office is now investigating claims that he has been placing bets on illegal online bookmakers.

According to the sources, Giuseppe Chine, the prosecutor for the Italian Football Federation, was informed of the inquiry at the end of August and given the preliminary paperwork soon after.

According to the rules, Fagioli, 22, could face a maximum 36-month suspension from football if proven guilty.

In recent years, Italy has seen an increase in the number of unregulated betting sites, which Attorney General Manuela Pedrotta has been bringing to light more frequently.

According to Italian sources, detectives evaluated user access by cross-referencing data with different transactions and validating the true names and nicknames of individuals who had joined these unlawful websites.

This analysis brought up Fagioli’s name. A fine would typically be adequate for people who accessed the illicit websites, but because the midfielder is a professional athlete, the circumstance is unique and a stiffer penalty is deemed appropriate.

The latest legal issues for Juventus come after UEFA barred them from playing in Europe this season and docked them 10 points in Serie A last year for purported financial irregularities.

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