487 witnesses to be called for Moggi trial

Italian Prime Minister and AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi is one of 487 witnesses Luciano Moggi's lawyers intend to call up to defend the former Juventus general manager from criminal charges over his alleged role in Italy's match-fixing scandal.

"There are 487 witnesses because the defence intends to confront every aspect of the accusation," Moggi's lawyer Paolo Trofino told Reuters.

England manager Fabio Capello and Italy coach Marcello Lippi are also among witnesses due to be called up by the defence in the trial scheduled to start in Naples next Tuesday. Moggi has already been banned from football for five years.