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Wednesday September 18 2013
Abodi wants 20-team Serie B

The President of the Lega Serie B admits he’d like Italy’s second tier to be reduced to 20 teams.

The championship presently houses 22 sides after it was forced to expand in the summer of 2003 by a legal ruling which saved Catania from relegation.

“I’m proud of the path which Serie B is taking,” Andrea Abodi told Sky Sport Italia. “But I’m not content with where we are right now – we want to continue growing.

“We’ve already made changes this season which could see the teams placed in seventh and eighth compete in the play-offs, that could make the League even more fascinating.

“The dream, however, remains a 20-team tournament, but in order for that to happen we would need to find an agreement with the other Leagues.”

Speculation suggests that Abodi is working towards a reduction by 2015.

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