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Wednesday May 27 2015
Maradona: 'I told you about FIFA!'

Diego Armando Maradona felt vindicated by the FIFA corruption arrests. “People said I was crazy!”

The ex-Napoli hero has been blasting FIFA and President Sepp Blatter for years and was not surprised this morning to see seven high-ranking officials arrested as part of an FBI investigation.

“People said I was crazy!” he told Radio La Red in Argentina. “Today the FBI revealed the truth.

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Wednesday May 27 2015
Genoa decision tomorrow

A final decision on whether to grant Genoa a UEFA licence will be made tomorrow, according to reports.

The Grifone were initially denied a licence to compete in European competition by the FIGC, but have appealed to the Italian olympic committee, CONI, to be allowed to compete.

Calciomercato reports that a hearing will take place at 5pm UK time tomorrow, when a final decision will be made.

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Monday May 25 2015
Platini: ‘Blatter lacks credibility’

UEFA President and former Juventus midfielder Michel Platini says Sepp Blatter being re-elected would be bad for FIFA.

World football’s governing body is holding elections this week, with Blatter almost certain to be returned, with only Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein opposing him.

“My position is, as I’ve said many times, that FIFA needs a new leader,” Platini revealed in an interview with l’Equipe.

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Friday May 22 2015
Genoa appeal to CONI

Genoa have appealed to the Italian Olympic Committee as they seek a licence to play in UEFA competition.

The Grifone were denied a UEFA licence by the FIGC, having failed to name a stadium in which they could play.

Stadio Luigi Ferraris, the club’s home ground is not considered up to scratch, and while co-tenants Sampdoria have agreed to play at Sassuolo’s Mapei Stadium, Genoa have failed to find a solution.

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Thursday May 21 2015
Platini: ‘FFP will stay’

UEFA President Michel Platini says Financial Fair Play is ‘here to stay’ and warns Inter and Roma ‘existing settlements will remain in force’.

The Nerazzurri and the Lupi were both sanctioned by UEFA for breaching FFP rules, with the pair copping a fine and having their European squads limited.

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Wednesday May 20 2015
Genoa appeal UEFA licence again

Genoa will appeal the denial of a UEFA licence, but their lawyer admits “we don’t have much time.”

The Italian authorities refused to grant Genoa a licence to play in European competitions next season, as the Stadio Luigi Ferraris – also known as Marassi – is not up to code.

Sampdoria share the stadium with them, but registered Sassuolo’s Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia as an alternative for European home games.

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Wednesday May 20 2015
Official: Genoa denied UEFA licence

The FIGC has released its list of clubs which have been granted a UEFA licence, with Genoa not among the names.

The Grifone were denied a licence to play in European competition next season, after missing a deadline and failing to name a suitable stadium to play in.

Stadio Luigi Ferraris needs redevelopment work to meet UEFA standards, and while Sampdoria will play at Sassuolo’s Mapei Stadium, their city rivals have given no alternative.

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Monday May 18 2015
FFP rules to relax

UEFA are reportedly set to relax their Financial Fair Play rules in a move that could potentially impact on Inter, Roma and Milan.

The Nerazzurri and Giallorossi were fined by UEFA and handed squad limitations for next season earlier this month after breaching FFP rules.

The potential takeover of Milan could also be affected by a change in regulations, which as they stand would limit the amount any new owner could invest.

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Monday May 18 2015
Platini: 'Pogba not a star'

UEFA President Michel Platini believes that Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is not a star player on the same level as Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.

The former Juventus great criticised the French international’s low goal tally and expressed his belief that this must improve if he were to be considered a great.

“Pogba isn’t a superstar,” Platini said to RTL.

“A great footballing star is someone who scores a lot of goals.

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Wednesday May 13 2015
Juventus request water breaks

It’s claimed Juventus have asked UEFA for water breaks during tonight’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid.

The Spanish capital is in the grip of a heatwave ahead of tonight’s semi-final second leg, with temperatures expected to be above 30 degrees at kick-off time.

Spanish newspaper AS reports that the Bianconeri have therefore petitioned UEFA to be allowed water breaks, which the governing body is considering

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