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Speculation remains rife that the Juventus defender has also been implicated in the match-fixing scandal, but he has not yet received confirmation of such from the authorities

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Italian Football Federation (FIGC) vice-president Demetrio Albertini has explained that Leonardo Bonucci has not been withdrawn from the national team squad for Euro 2012 because he is not under investigation by the Cremona Prosecutor in connection with Scommessopoli.

Domenico Criscito was dropped from Cesare Prandelli's provisional panel on Monday, just hours after having his room at the Azzurri's training base at Coverciano searched, and his agent revealed on Thursday that he wanted to know why Bonucci had not been axed as well.

However, while it was reported earlier this week that the Juventus defender had been implicated in the match-fixing scandal, Albertini has stated that the centre-half has not been formally contacted by the authorities.

"Leonardo Bonucci has not received any notice from the prosecutor to the effect that he is under investigation," the former Italy international told ANSA. “The situation was different for Criscito, who received such a notice."

Bonucci, who has been capped 13 times by his country, is currently preparing for the Azzurri's final warm-up game for Euro 2012, against Russia on Friday night.

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