Italian president arrested in fix probe

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MILAN - The president of Italian third division side Potenza was among nine people arrested in connection with an investigation into possible match-fixing and illegal betting, police said on Monday.

Giuseppe Postiglione, who has not yet been charged, was taken into custody after police probed 10 matches and potential mafia links.

Italy was rocked by a match-fixing scandal in 2006 when Juventus were demoted while German prosecutors said last week that more than 200 people fixed or tried to fix around 200 games across Europe, including three in the Champions League.