The Italian football betting scandal explained: Why Newcastle's £60 … – GOAL English

Tee Rasheed
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Sandro Tonali won't play again until next August after being found to have used illegal betting sites to place money on games involving his own teams
Sandro Tonali came on for the final 21 minutes of Newcastle's Premier League win over Crystal Palace at St James' Park on Saturday afternoon. The Italian's introduction was warmly received. The home fans even unfurled a banner in his honour. "Forza Tonali" it read.
Eddie Howe praised the crowd for their show of support but acknowledged that "the hardest part is ahead" for the £60 million ($72.5m) summer signing from AC Milan – and the Newcastle boss was right. Tonali came off the bench again in Wednesday's Champions League loss to Borussia Dortmund but, the following afternoon, it was confirmed that the Italy international had been banned from playing football for 10 months.
So, why exactly has Tonali been suspended? And who else has been implicated in the biggest betting scandal to rock Italian football since 'Totonero' more than 40 years ago? GOAL will attempt to explain all below…


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