Thursday May 29 2014
Parma lose UEFA appeal

Parma have lost their appeal against the FIGC’s decision not to grant them a UEFA license for next season.

The High Court today ruled to uphold the Italian Football Association’s original move to deny the Gialloblu the documentation needed to play in European competition.

This was due to the club’s lateness in paying certain bills, and it now seems that this will cost Roberto Donadoni’s side a place in next season’s Europa League.

The ruling means that Torino, who thought they had agonisingly missed out on continental qualification with the last kick of the season, will be given a European lifeline.

Giampiero Ventura’s Granata finished seventh in Serie A this term, a point and a place behind Parma.

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