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Juventus manager Conte has ban reduced

Turin, Italy (Sports Network) - Juventus manager Antonio Conte had his match- fixing ban reduced from 10 to four months on Friday by Italy's sports arbitration court.

The ban came from Conte's time in Serie B with Siena two seasons ago when he was found guilty of failing to report fixing.

But after being given a ban of 10 months, which would keep Conte off the sideline for the entire campaign, the sports arbitration court in Italy has decided to reduce the ban to four months.

The decision means that Conte will be eligible to return for Juve's game on Dec. 9 at Palermo, while he can also return to coach in the knockout phase of the Champions League should Juve advance.

Assistant Massimo Carrera has taken charge with Conte out, and has helped the club to an unbeaten start in Serie A this season with five wins and a draw in its first six matches.

10/05 11:47:44 ET

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