Football: Lazio captain Mauri has ban increased to 9 months over match-fixing
ROME (REUTERS) - Lazio captain Stefano Mauri has had his ban for failing to report match-fixing increased to nine months after losing an appeal against the original six-month suspension.
Italy's federal court of appeal (CGF) increased the ban on Wednesday and said that a 40,000-euro (S$67,950) fine imposed on Lazio would be increased to 50,000 euro, the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) said in a statement.
"The CGF... rejects the appeals of the footballer Stefano Mauri and of Lazio football club," it said.
The player's legal team, who described the ruling as "not only unjust but incomprehensible", have 10 days to contest the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).