Rome, July 17 (IANS) The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) announced that Torino goalkeeper Jean-Francois Gillet has been banned for 43 months for getting involved in match-fixing.
According to FIGC, Gillet, 34, was one of 20 people who have been punished for either violating the rules or failing to report attempts to fix two games involving Bari, May 11, 2008 against Treviso and 2009 against Salernitana, reports Xinhua.
Gillet, the Bari goalkeeper at the time, denies being involved in fixing games or accepting any money for any attempted fix. The other 19 persons received bans ranging between six months to four years, the FIGC said.
Bari, who now play in Serie B, will begin next season with a one-point deduction, subject to appeal.