Soccer-Signori football ban overturned after trial clears him of match-fixing

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FILE PHOTO: File photo of former Italian soccer player Giuseppe Signori during a Serie A soccer match in Rome
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ROME (Reuters) - Former Italy striker Giuseppe Signori had his ban from football overturned by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on Tuesday after he was cleared of any involvement in a match-fixing scandal.

FIGC President Gabriele Gravina signed a document allowing Signori, 54, to work in football again after he was cleared in Italy’s criminal courts.

The former Lazio and Bologna forward was banned from football-related activity for five years in 2011 as part of an investigation into a match-fixing scandal, but was acquitted in February.

Signori won the Serie A top scorer award three times in the 1990s and was part of the Italy side that finished as runners-up at the 1994 World Cup. He retired in 2004.

(Reporting by Alasdair Mackenzie; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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