Genoa defender Armando Izzo has ban and fine for match-fixing reduced

Armando Izzo was called up by Italy boss Giampiero Ventura
Armando Izzo was called up by Italy boss Giampiero Ventura (right) in November

Genoa defender Armando Izzo has had his ban and fine over match-fixing allegations reduced.

Izzo was banned for 18 months and fined 50,000 euros (£42,972) last month for failing to disclose a match-fixing agreement when at Avellino in 2013-14.

Italy's Federal Appeal Court on Friday reduced the ban to six months and 30,000 euros (£25,783).

"It was a hard year, a year in which I suffered a lot," wrote Izzo on Facebook after the result of the appeal.

"But I was never afraid, I have always been confident in my honesty and I have never stopped fighting for the truth."

Izzo was called up to Italy's national squad last November but did not make the team.

Genoa are fifth from bottom in Serie A and only two points off the relegation zone.

Their last two games of the season are at home to ninth-placed Torino on Sunday (14:00 BST) and away to second-placed Roma (19:45 BST) on 28 May.

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