Italian football coach Conte acquitted of sporting fraud

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Rome, May 16 (IANS) Italy coach Antonio Conte, who is poised to take over at Chelsea after the Euro 2016 football tournament, was on Monday acquitted of charges of sporting fraud.

The former Juventus coach was accused of failing to report a fix while in charge of Siena, which he has always denied, reports

However, a judge in Cremona acquitted Conte because the accusations of sporting fraud were baseless.

He had opted for a fast-track trial to resolve the accusations that he had failed to report a fixed result against Albinoleffe on 29 May 2011.

Conte served a 10-month suspension in connection with the case in 2012.

This was later reduced to four by an Italian sports tribunal and Conte became coach of his national team in August 2014.

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