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Napoli points deduction, player bans overturned

SoccerNews in Serie A 18 Jan 2013

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Napoli have seen their two-point deduction over a match-fixing scandal erased, while Paolo Cannavaro and Gianluca Grava had bans overturned.

The Italian side had been fined 70,000 euros and seen their points tally this season reduced by the Disciplinary Commission due to Matteo Gianello’s attempt to fix matches.

The former Napoli goalkeeper was banned for three years and three months in 2012, after claiming he offered to fix their clash with Sampdoria in May 2010.

Cannavaro and Grava were given half-year sentences to sit on the sidelines for not reporting being approached by Gianello ahead of the game, but they insisted such a conversation never occurred and the defensive veterans have been cleared on appeal.

The Federal Court’s decision means the Neapolitan club sit just three points behind Juventus in Serie A, level with Lazio but ahead of them on goal difference.

Cannavaro and Grava will return to Napoli’s squad and will be available for selection immediately.

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