Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has suggested soccer should be banned in Italy for two to three years in the wake of yet another match-fixing scandal.

The technocrat PM made the comments as the Italian national team prepared to leave for the European Championships in Poland.

The latest match-fixing scandal has implicated players mostly in the lower leagues, but higher profile players such as national team defender Domenico Criscito and Lazio captain Stefano Mauri have also either been arrested or had their rooms searched as part of the probe.