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Italy players dealing with latest scandal at home

June 25, 2013

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) — While they prepare to face Spain in the Confederations Cup semifinals, Italy’s players are also attempting to make sense of the latest scandal back home.

Naples prosecutors said Tuesday they had ordered the search of dozens of Italian club offices as part of a tax evasion investigation relating to player contracts.

Financial police seized documents from most of the 20 clubs in Serie A, including AC Milan and Juventus.

Italy and Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio says, “Our national team is used to it, especially at these big competitions. ... We only heard about it a few hours ago so we’ll see what comes out of it.”

Italy has fared well amid other recent scandals, winning the 2006 World Cup and reaching last year’s European Championship final.