ROME (AP) – A football federation court has rejected Serie A side Atalanta's appeal against a six-point penalty for its part in the Italian match-fixing scandal.
The Italian federation court also rejected an appeal over the three-and-a-half-year ban for Atalanta captain Cristiano Doni, although Atalanta defender Thomas Manfredini was cleared of his three-year ban.
Third-division Benevento, meanwhile, had its penalty reduced from nine to six points, and Ravenna president Gianni Fabbri was cleared of his five-year ban.
The five-year ban for retired player Giuseppe Signori, a former Lazio captain and Italy forward, was also upheld.
Sixteen people, including Signori, were arrested on June 1 for alleged involvement in a match-fixing and betting ring. Doni was placed under investigation.