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Wednesday December 4 2019
VAR for Italy WC qualifiers

Italy are set to contest their qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup with VAR after UEFA agreed to adopt the technology in principle.

Serie A was one of the first European Leagues to implement VAR in 2017, while it has already been used in international football - at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

UEFA has been hesitant to use the system, only introducing it at club level in the second half of last season.

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Wednesday December 4 2019
VAR a mess, admits Ceferin

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has confessed that he isn’t a fan of VAR, calling it “a mess”.

Video assistant referees have been gradually introduced to football over the last few years, but Ceferin admits he doesn’t like the technology.

“It is a mess. I don’t think the tolerance or one or two centimeters for offside, for example, is enough,” he told The Mirror.

“We will propose a change to IFAB. And also for our referees.

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Thursday November 28 2019
Lukaku tells UEFA act against racism

Inter forward Romelu Lukaku asked UEFA to act against the racist chanting from the stands during their 3-1 win against Slavia Prague. "The whole stadium did it."

The Belgian forward was not happy with the treatment he got in Prague and showed it through his gesture, pointing his finger at the spectators after scoring what could’ve been 2-0 to Inter.

The goal didn’t stand, as VAR gave a penalty at the other end to give Slavia Prague 1-1, but his reaction still stands strong and he now pleads for something to be done.

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Monday November 18 2019
Platini slams 'rubbish' VAR

Former Juventus star Michel Platini has again hit out at “rubbish” VAR and is ready to return to football after serving his four-year ban for corruption.

Platini has been a long-time critic of VAR, and he appeared on Itallian television last night to reaffirm his stance on the technology.

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Wednesday November 6 2019
Ronaldo equals Maldini record

Cristiano Ronaldo has equalled Paolo Maldini with 174 UEFA club competition appearances, so is now second only to Iker Casillas on 188.

The Juventus star is in the starting XI against Lokomotiv Moscow, kicking off at 17.55 GMT.

You can follow the build-up and action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG.

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Wednesday October 30 2019
Lazio and Celtic charged by UEFA

UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against both Lazio and Celtic after their Europa League game in Glasgow.

The match, which ended 2-1 for the Scottish side, was played at Celtic Park on October 24.

Lazio have been charged with illicit chants and it’s assumed these are yet again racist abuse, a situation the club has dealt with repeatedly due to a persistent faction of their fanbase.

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Saturday October 26 2019
Maldini: 'Milan wrong to talk targets'

Paolo Maldini accepts Milan “made a mistake by talking about objectives. We were banned from Europe" because they inherited a club €126m in the red.

The technical director has been giving interviews with Sky Sport Italia, released throughout the weekend, shining a light on the situation at San Siro.

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Friday October 18 2019
Lazio fans guilty of racial abuse

Twenty Lazio fans have been found guilty of participating in racial abuse against Stade Rennais – six of whom are minors.

Lazio branded UEFA’s decision to hit them with a partial stadium closure in the Europa League “deeply damaging”.

However, Il Messaggero reports how special operations division DIGOS performed investigations using the Olimpico’s CCTV cameras.

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Thursday October 17 2019
Expert: 'Milan could be preparing sale'

Financial expert Luca Pagni suggests Milan’s record €145.9m losses are part of Elliott Management strategy to ‘clear’ the decks for a sale.

Eyebrows were raised when the club announced the balance sheet for the 2018-19 season had them running at an unprecedented loss.

However, the directors are not concerned and so MilanNews.it asked La Repubblica newspapers economic correspondent Pagni to explain the situation.

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Wednesday October 16 2019
Lazio given partial stadium ban

Lazio have been hit with a partial stadium closure for their Europa League home match against Celtic after UEFA found them guilty of racist behaviour.

Lazio’s 2-1 win against Stade Rennais was investigated by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body, and it decided there were sufficient grounds to punish the Aquile.

The club will therefore have to host Celtic on November 7 with the lower half of the Curva Nord (sectors 46, 47, 48 and 49) closed off.

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