Juventus midfielder Fagioli under investigation for illegal betting
Juventus Midfielder Nicolo Fagioli Faces Investigation for Alleged Betting Activity
Italian prosecutor Enrica Gabetta has confirmed that Juventus midfielder Nicolo Fagioli is under investigation for suspected involvement in illegal betting activities. This news follows previous reports in the media, including La Stampa, which stated that the 22-year-old is a subject of a criminal inquiry targeting users of unauthorized online betting platforms, alongside other unnamed individuals.
The nature of Fagioli's alleged betting involvement has not been specified in the reports. It's important to note that Italian soccer regulations prohibit players from betting on soccer matches, though they don't extend to other forms of gambling.
In addition to the legal investigation, the prosecutor's office of the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) is also examining Fagioli's case, as disclosed by a source close to the situation, supporting the claims made in the La Stampa report.
For players found to have bet on soccer matches, the potential consequences are severe, including a minimum ban of three years and a fine of at least €25,000, as per the FIGC's code of conduct.
As for Juventus, they have chosen not to comment on this matter at this time.
Nicolo Fagioli has been featured in six of Juventus' eight Serie A matches this season. He marked his debut for the Italian national team in November of the previous year, as he appeared as a substitute in a friendly match, helping secure a 3-1 victory against Albania.
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