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Calciopoli – Serie A’s Darkest Hour

It is regarded as the darkest hour in the history of Serie A, and one that has left an indelible stain on the reputation of the country’s biggest club, Juventus. AC Milan, Lazio, and Fiorentina also subsequently became implicated in what became known as Calciopoli (Footballgate). And even 15 years after the sentences were handed out, the legacy of it ...

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The biggest scandals in the history of football

Whilst football may be the beautiful game, played and watched by hundreds of millions of people, due its popularity and profitability it is not immune from scandal. The sport has seen more than its fair share of corruption and misdeeds over the years, ranging from the taking of bribes at high level to match fixing, whilst there have been legion ...

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Today in football history: 2006 Calciopoli Scandal

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In the 2005/06 Serie A season, Juventus raced their way to the title and wrapped up the league, having finished 15 points ahead of Inter Milan but instead of being awarded the Scudetto the Old Lady were relegated to Serie B after a match-fixing scandal dubbed Calciopoli came to light. The scandal was uncovered in May 2006 and it implicated ...

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