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Former Italy World Cup winner Gattuso under investigation for match fixing

The former AC Milan and Italy midfielder Gennaro Gattuso was placed under investigation on Tuesday for alleged match-fixing on and four more people were arrested in an early morning police sweep in Italy, reports The Guardian. The Cremona prosecutor Roberto Di Martino, who has been leading the Last Bet operation for three years, confirmed to the Associated Press that Gattuso and the retired Milan and Lazio player Cristian Brocchi were allegedly part of a ring that fixed Serie A and other Italian matches at the end of the 2010-11 season.

The 35 year old, who is now retired, won two Serie A titles and two Champions League crowns during his 13-year spell with Milan and also the 2006 World Cup with Italy in Germany.

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