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The FIGC official is confident that the latest developments in the match-fixing investigation will motivate the Azzurri ahead of Euro 2012 rather than serve as a distraction

Italy Football Federation (FIGC) vice-president Demetrio Albertini is certain that the latest events in the Scommessopoli scandal will not affect Italy's Euro 2012 preparations.

Zenit St Petersburg defender Domenico Criscito was dropped from Italy's provisional squad for his alleged role in the match-fixing probe after the left-back was visited by police at Italy's Coverciano training camp on Monday, while it was later revealed that Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci's is being investigated as well.

Nevertheless, Albertini is hopeful that the scandal will serve as motivation rather than distraction for Italy, just like it was in the wake of the Calciopoli scandal ahead of the 2006 World Cup.

"I am not worried about the European Championship. I wasn't worried before and I am not now," Albertini stated at a press conference.

"I already went through the 2006 scandal. I only hope that it brings good luck just as it did back then. We have a solid squad made of genuine people."

Italy start Euro 2012 with the Group C match against Spain on June 10.


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