In total, 22 clubs and 61 players will soon have to appear in court in connection with football match fixing in the Italian city of Cremona.
In the bribery scandal known as "Calcioscommesse" it is suspected that the mafia and players have fixed more matches.
The Serie A club Siena, Atalanta and relegation candidate Novara are three clubs from the top division connected in the scandal. Sampdoria played in Serie A in the 2010-2011 season but since then the club from Genoa was relegated to Serie B.
Carlo Gevasoni (ex-Piacenza), Cristiano Doni (Atalanta-ex) and Filippo Carobbio (ex-Siena) have all cooperated in the case. Furthermore the prosecution cases in Bari and Naples have been dropped. The list of the players and clubs connected with the scandal has been submitted to Stefano Palazzi, the prosecutor of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC).
The clubs involved risk penalties ranging from point reduction to a demotion to a lower class.