Sampdoria eye instant promotion over Italian betting scandal

Sampdoria are eyeing immediate promotion over Italy's betting scandal.

Sampdoria are eyeing immediate promotion over Italy's betting scandal.

Yesterday 18 clubs and 26 individuals were told they have a case to answer after it’s alleged that an illegal betting ring tried to influence the outcome of certain games on the peninsula for financial gain.

Atalanta risk a points penalty or even demotion from Serie A due to the ‘indirect responsibility’ clause.

“In theory Sampdoria could be promoted in Atalanta’s place, but we don’t want to kid ourselves,” explained Samp Vice-President Edoardo Garrone.

“We are following the situation carefully and we can only hope. In any case, we’ll continue along our plans to create the best team possible for Serie B this season.

“If something positive were to come of it, then there’s time to celebrate.”

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