A tribunal has rejected Torino goalkeeper Jean Francois Gillet's appeal against the Belgian international's match-fixing ban of three years and seven months, the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) said on Saturday.
Gillet, who has won nine caps for his country, was one of 20 people suspended over two matches involving his former club Bari in Serie B in 2008 and 2009.
The tribunal's appeal decision could now signal the end of the 34-year-old's career.
Bari finished in mid-table after losing 1-0 at home to Treviso in one of their final matches of the 2007-08 season and secured promotion a year later despite being beaten 3-2 at Salernitana.
The tribunal also rejected 11 other appeals including one from former Bari and Salernitana player Massimo Ganci, who was given a four-year ban, and ex-Bari player Gianluca Galasso who was suspended for three years and seven months.
Players affected by the decisions announced on Saturday can make one final appeal to the national sports tribunal TNAS.