Football: Belgium goalkeeper Gillet's match-fixing ban upheld in Italy
ROME (REUTERS) - A tribunal has rejected Torino goalkeeper Jean Francois Gillet's appeal against the Belgian international's match-fixing ban of three years and seven months, the Italian football federation (FIGC) said on Saturday.
Gillet, who has won nine caps for his country, was one of 20 people suspended over two matches involving his former club Bari in the Italian Serie B in 2008 and 2009.
The tribunal's appeal decision could now signal the end of the 34-year-old's career.
Bari finished in mid-table after losing 0-1 at home to Treviso in one of their final matches of the 2007-08 season and secured promotion a year later despite being beaten 3-2 at Salernitana.