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Italy defender Criscito ditched from squad after match-fixing implication

Criscito has withdrawn from the Azzurri’s Euro 2012 squad following his implication in the “Calcioscommesse” match-fixing scandal.

Domenico Criscito: will not face Irish wingers in Poland.
Domenico Criscito: will not face Irish wingers in Poland.
Image: AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

DOMENICO CRISCITO WILL not face Ireland in Poznan next month.

The Italian defender has withdrawn from the Azzurri’s Euro 2012 squad following his implication in the “Calcioscommesse” match-fixing scandal, Italian federation vice-president Demetrio Albertini said this afternoon.

Criscito was handed a notice of indictment in a dawn raid this morning in which his hotel room at Italy’s pre-Euro base near Florence was searched by police. Italy coach Cesare Prandelli was due to announce his 23-man squad today and Albertini has confirmed Criscito will not be a part of it.

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