17 January 2013 13:15 | By Ian Harrison
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The Calciopoli



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Italy's most popular sport felt the stain of scandal when the corruption of the Calcipoli came to light in 2006. After a police investigation, reigning league champions Juventus and several other powerful clubs were found guilty of rigging games by selecting favourable referees. Juve, the country's most popular and successful cub, was stripped of two titles, relegated to a lower league and saw several players leave. Four other teams received point deduction penalties for their part in the sordid affair.

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A confession is usually made in front of a priest, not an audience.
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