Newly promoted Pescara will start Serie A on -2 points after they were one of a number of clubs handed penalties as part of the first wave of match fixing betting verdicts.
The Italian Football Federation have been holding a sporting enquiry over the last few months and they’ve handed out punishments today.
Pescara will thus start the 2012-13 campaign with a two-point penalty. Novara, relegated from the top Division, will begin Serie B with -4.
Remaining in the Second Division, Reggina and Padova have been docked four and two points respectively. Empoli will start on -1.
In the lower Divisions, Albinoleffe have been hit with a 15 point punishment, Piacenza 11, Ancona eight and Monza five.
Sampdoria and Siena have both been fined €500,000.
Among the numerous players penalised are Mario Cassano, Alessandro Zamperini, Nicola Santoni and Luigi Sartor. They have all been banned for five years.
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