Bellinzona – Wohlen
for hosts today back main player Hakan Yakin (mf 7/3)
FA, Cheltenham Town – Hereford
Ryan Bowman and Marley Watkins will have to wait to see if they are fit enough to take part in the cup tie. Both players are “struggling” according to manager Martin Foyle.
“It’s very hard to say when players will return,” Foyle told Bulls Player on Friday.
“People will think it’s a bit of kidology, but it’s an honest fact that Ryan is struggling and Marley is struggling.
“Chris [Carruthers] and Marlon [Jackson] are definitely out. Towner [Michael Townsend] has trained, he looked fantastic and had a spring in his step, but he is still feeling his back when he jumps up in the air. We’ve just got to keep on monitoring it and see where it goes.”
Sevilla – Valladolid
sevilla will be withour suspended Rakitic (mf 11/2), Fazio (df 8/3), Luna (df 3/0) and Spahic (df 13/). Also are injured Trochowski (mf 6/2), Manu (mf 9/0) and Negredo (att 12/7
Valladolid with full squad
Ulisses Y.-Ararat Y. 2 @ 1,9 (if not on internet bookies, you still have in locals)
Armenia, from same city, manny suspicious games, crazy oddy, ht/ft 2/1…hosts not need points, away team need (by kicma)
Napoli face the prospect of heavy sanctions after the Italian football federation (FIGC) confirmed it is investigating allegations of match-fixing at the Serie A club.
In the spotlight: Paolo Cannavaro (right) accused of failing to report fixing Photo: REUTERS
Former goalkeeper Matteo Gianello, now a free agent, has been accused of attempting to fix the outcome of Napoli’s Serie A match at Sampdoria in 2010, with defenders Gianluca Grava and Paolo Cannavaro standing accused of failing to report the incident having been approached.
A statement on the federation’s official website figc.it read: “The FIGC can confirm that, following an investigation by the public prosecutor of Naples, the federal prosecutor will open disciplinary proceedings in relation to the Sampdoria-Napoli match of May 16, 2010.
“Matteo Gianello, Napoli’s former player, and Silvio Giusti, Napoli’s former coach, are accused of violating Article 7 (sections 1, 2 and 5) of the sporting code of justice.
“Between them, they are accused of attempting to alter the outcome of the match to secure a victory for Sampdoria in exchange for money.
“(They are) also accused of having approached colleagues Paolo Cannavaro and Gianluca Grava, from whom they received a refusal.
“But Cannavaro and Grava stand accused of violating Article 7 (section 7), in failing to disclose the approach to the federal prosecutor.”
Napoli have also been deferred as the club involved at the time, and could face a points deduction.
Juventus head coach Antonio Conte was handed a 10-month suspension in August, subsequently reduced to four months on appeal, for his failure to report match-fixing while in charge of Siena.
Conte’s former club subsequently accepted a six-point deduction for their role in the ‘Calcioscommesse’ scandal, with a host of sides from both Serie A, B and the Lega Pro receiving demotions, points penalties and fines across a turbulent summer in Italy.
Former Bari defender Andrea Masiello was given a 22-month suspended prison sentence after admitting scoring an own goal during a relegation decider, with ex-Siena defender Emmanuele Pesoli chaining himself to the headquarters of the FIGC for four days in protest against a three-year ban.