Catania president among seven arrested over match-fixing claims

Antonino Pulvirenti, president of Serie B club Catania, is among seven people arrested by the city's police force on suspicion of match-fixing during the 2014-15 season.

Antonino Pulvirenti, president of Serie B club Catania, has been arrested on suspicion of match-fixing during the 2014-15 season.

Pablo Cosentino, the 53-year-old's deputy, and former director of sport Daniele Delli Carri were also among the seven people arrested over the allegations.

A statement from Catania police claims that the people arrested have been accused of "committing fraud in sporting competition" and of "fixing Serie B games so as to allow Catania to avoid relegation".

Catania, relegated from Serie A in 2013-14, finished 15th in Italy's second tier last season, three points above the relegation playoff places.

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