This file photo taken on September 3, 2015 shows Italy's coach Antonio Conte looking on during the Euro 2016 group H qualifying football match between Italy and Malta at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence. / AFP / ALBERTO PIZZOLI
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Future Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will be cleared of sporting fraud charges because he is "a total stranger" to the world of sports betting, his lawyers claimed Monday.Conte's appointment as Chelsea manager last week was overshadowed when an Italian court called for the 46-year-old to receive a six-month suspended prison sentence over match-fixing allegations.The former Juventus coach is accused of sporting fraud, having failed to expose an allegedly rigged second-division match in May 2011 when he was coach of one of the teams involved, Siena.Conte's lawyers have elected for a fast-track trial in order to get it wrapped up before the European championships begin in France on June 10 .
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