Jail terms requested in match-fixing trial

NAPLES - Prosecutors demanded jail terms on Monday for the first wave of defendants in the criminal trial linked to Italy's 2006 match-fixing scandal.

Former Juventus director Antonio Giraudo (pictured), whose side were demoted for trying to procur favourable referees, could face a five-year sentence while six referees risk 16 months to three and half years if found guilty, judicial sources said.

The accused, who deny the charges, will probably not have to serve jail time if convicted because of a general pardon.

Former Juve general manager Luciano Moggi will be among the next group of match-fixing defendants to come before the Naples court.