A judge investigating match-fixing in Italy says ''a considerable part of the Bari squad'' had links to a betting ring that rigged games when the club was in Serie A last season.

Guido Salvini says the players who have already been questioned tried to ''turn the attention to a more minor and subordinate person.''

Bari nurse Angelo Iacovelli was released under house arrest Wednesday after spending four days in prison.

Thirty-three people have been arrested, including former Atalanta captain Cristiano Doni and ex-Lazio captain Giuseppe Signori.