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Italian premier suggests soccer in country be halted 2-3 years because of game-fix scandal
ROME (AP) ' Italian Premier Mario Monti has suggested that soccer in the country be suspended two to three years because of the latest match-fixing scandal.
Dawn raids on Monday resulted in 14 arrests, including Lazio captain Stefano Mauri. That brings the number of suspects arrested to about 50 since last year. Many more have been placed under investigation.
Monti said Tuesday he thinks it would be a good idea if Italian soccer was stopped for "two to three years" although he adds that "it is not a proposal by the government but a question I am asking."
Italy defender Domenico Criscito was left off the Euro 2012 squad after being put under investigation. Juventus coach Antonio Conte was notified he is being investigated for alleged wrongdoing while coaching Siena in 2010-2011.