Parma striker Emanuele Calaio has been banned for two years for match fixing.
Parma striker Emanuele Calaiò has been banned for two years for attempted match-fixing while the club was given five points deduction for the 2018-19 Serie A season.
Calaiò who left Spezia in 2016, sent "suspicious messages" to some of his former team-mates before before the final match of the Serie B season in May, with Parma needing to beat Spezia to secure automatic promotion. Calaiò was fined €20,000 (£17,800) on Monday.
Parma denied any wrongdoing and said they will appeal the ruling.
The match in question finished 2-0 to Parma, which ensured they finished second in the Serie B standings to return to Italy’s top flight.
The club were relegated to Serie D after being declared bankrupt in 2015, but will return to Serie A after three consecutive promotions.