Football: Italian clubs, footballers to face hearing over match-fixing

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Serie A clubs Lazio and Genoa, lower league side Lecce and eight players have been referred to a disciplinary tribunal over allegations of match-fixing in the 2010/2011 season, the Italian football federation (FIGC) said on Wednesday.

Lazio midfielder Stefano Mauri was among the eight players who were accused of "sporting fraud" by FIGC, after it examined reports by investigators in the town of Cremona. The hearing is due to take place on July 24.

The matches under investigation are Lazio's final two games of the 2010/2011 season when they beat Genoa 4-2 at home and Lecce by the same score away.

The three clubs could face points deductions next season.