The Turin Prosecutor’s Office investigates Tonali and Zaniolo for a case of illegal betting | Soccer | Sports

Sandro Tonali, during a recent training session with Italy
Sandro Tonali, during a recent training session with Italy.CLAUDIO GIOVANNINI (EFE)

Sandro Tonali and Nicolo Zaniolo, international midfielders of the Italian team, left the national team’s concentration at the Coverciano Center this Thursday after the notification that they are being investigated by the Turin Prosecutor’s Office, according to the Italian Federation, which does not specify the cause. which, according to the local press, is due to alleged betting on illegal platforms.

“The Federation announces that, late this Thursday afternoon, the Turin Prosecutor’s Office has notified acts of investigation to the players Sandro Tonali and Nicolò Zaniolo, who are meeting with the national team at the Federal Technical Center of Coverciano” , explained the aforementioned organization in a statement on its official website. “Regardless of the nature of the events, believing that in this situation the two players are not in the necessary conditions to face the commitments planned in the coming days, the Federation has decided, also to protect them, to allow their return to their respective clubs. ”he continued.

According to the local press, the Police went to the Italian team’s concentration this afternoon to notify both players of the investigation. Both Tonali, a Newcastle footballer, and Zaniolo, an Aston Villa player, are absent from the Italian team for the Euro 2024 qualifying phase matches against Malta, this Saturday, and England, next Tuesday. A day earlier, this Wednesday, it was also known that the Turin Prosecutor’s Office is investigating Nicolo Fagioli, Juventus midfielder, for betting on illegal platforms.

The Sports Code of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), in its article 24, includes the prohibition “on the subjects of the federative regime, managers, partners and card-carrying members of clubs belonging to the professional sector to place or accept bets, directly or indirectly, even from persons authorized to receive them, relating to the results of official matches organized within the framework of the FIGC, FIFA and UEFA.”

Betting can lead to a three-year penalty and a financial fine of at least 25,000 euros.

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