Italy defender Domenico Criscito will be questioned by the Italian football federation over his alleged role in the match-fixing scandal on July 16.

Criscito was dropped from Italy's European Championship squad after police interrogated the Zenit St. Petersburg player at the national team's training headquarters shortly before the tournament.

He is suspected of alleged wrongdoings while at Genoa.

Around 50 people have been arrested since last year in the investigation into the latest match-fixing scandal to hit Italy.

Prosecutors in Cremona, Bari and Naples have detailed an extensive match-fixing ring stretching as far as Singapore and South America that was allegedly in operation for more than 10 years.

Later Friday, the Italian football federation upheld Pescara's appeal against its two-point penalty for fixing, instead reducing the club's punishment to a C30,000 fine ($37,500 Cda). The decision means Pescara will start its first campaign back in Serie A level with the rest of the clubs.

Novara and Reggina, which will both play in Serie B next season, have had their punishments reduced from four points to three.

Also in Serie B, Albinoleffe will start next campaign with a nine-point disadvantage rather than 15 and Monza on minus four rather than minus five.