Rome - Lazio captain Stefano Mauri has been banned for six months by the Italian football federation for his part in a match-fixing scandal.
Mauri was one of eight players accused of rigging the Serie A games between Lazio-Genoa and Lecce-Lazio in May 2011 and for failing to report match-fixing. He was found guilty for his role in the Lecce match but cleared of anything untoward against Genoa.
Prosecutor Stefano Palazzi had asked for a 4 ½-year suspension. He also wanted Lazio to be docked six points, and Genoa and Lecce three points each. However, the federation fined Lazio 40 000 euros and Lecce 20 000 euros. Genoa was cleared.
Alessandro Zamperini, who was already banned for five years, received a further two-year suspension.