Wednesday May 15 2013
Coppa Italia appeal rejected

The Coppa Italia will go ahead on May 26 at 17.00 UK time after legal action to have kick-off moved was rejected.

It is between Roma and Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, so provides an unprecedented security, traffic and public order situation.

This Final has been the subject of numerous problems, as it is on the same day as local elections in Rome and the local police force also lodged a protest about the lack of funding.

Today the Codacons (the consumer protection agency) saw its appeal to the TAR tribunal rejected, as they had asked for the Final to be moved.

This means the Final will go ahead as planned at 17.00 UK time (18.00 local), as the earlier kick-off compared to the original 20.45 local time should aid security around the match.

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