Thursday, September 27, 2012

Almeyda makes Serie A doping, fix claims in book

Former Parma midfielder Matias Almeyda has made astonishing revelations about match-fixing and doping in Italy in his autobiography.

"Throughout my career I smoked 10 cigarettes a day. Alcohol was also a problem. I burned everything off in training, but I lived on the limits,'' Almeyda said. "Once in Azul, my country, I drank five liters of wine, like Coca Cola, and I ended up in some kind of coma. To try to get it out of my system I ran five kilometers until I saw the sun spinning. "A doctor put me on a drip for five hours. It would have been a scandal as at the time I was playing for Inter. When I woke up and I saw my whole family around the bed, I thought it was my funeral.''

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