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Thursday August 21 2014
‘Tavecchio will resign, if…’

President of CONI, Giovanni Malago, says that if pressure is on Carlo Tavecchio regarding his racist comments, he could resign as FIGC President.

The 71-year-old was successfully elected to his new position just last week and in spite of controversy and mixed support in the build-up following racist remarks made.

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Wednesday August 20 2014
UEFA open Tavecchio enquiry

UEFA have opened an enquiry into the ‘alleged racist comments’ made by new FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio.

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Tuesday July 29 2014
Zamparini: 'FIGC needs me!'

Palermo chief Maurizio Zamparini thinks “the FIGC needs someone like me” and “UEFA is a mess.”

The famously outspoken President of the Sicilian club spoke to Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli about backing Federation candidate Carlo Tavecchio despite racist comments.

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Thursday July 17 2014
UEFA names top ten players

There are no Italian or Serie A based players included in UEFA’s 10-man shortlist for their Player of the Year award.

European football’s governing body announced the candidates today, with the winner set to be names at the ceremony for the draw for the Champions League Group Stage on August 28.

Notable absences from the list include Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gareth Bale and Neymar, but three of Gemany's World Cup winning squad are included.

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Monday July 7 2014
Napoli’s CL Play-off in Palermo?

Napoli apparently need a year-long agreement in place to use the San Paolo by July 10, or they will play the Champions League Play-off round in Palermo.

The Vesuviani have provisionally listed the Renzo Barbera as their nominated home ground for both League and Champions League football next season.

This was widely seen as precautionary act as their agreement in place with Naples’ city council to use the Stadio San Paolo expired last month and is up for renegotiation.

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Wednesday July 2 2014
Serie A open to vanishing spray

President of the Referees’ Association Marcello Nicchi backs the use of vanishing spray and video replays.

The World Cup in Brazil has seen innovation with the introduction of goal line technology and vanishing spray, used to keep the wall back for a free kick.

“I was wrong about the spray: I saw in the World Cup that it really does work,” said AIA President Nicchi.

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Wednesday May 28 2014
Parma to learn of UEFA appeal

Parma will learn today or tomorrow if they have been successful in their appeal against the FIGC to be awarded a UEFA License for 2014-15.

The Ducali finished sixth in Serie A to book their place in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League, but their participation is in doubt, having yet to be awarded a UEFA License by the Italian Football Federation.

The FIGC’s dispute with the club centres on an unpaid tax bill of €300,000 and has been taken to the High Court.

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Wednesday May 21 2014
Ghirardi: I may walk away

Parma President Tommaso Ghirardi says he will walk away from football if the Ducali’s appeal to be awarded a UEFA License is unsuccessful.

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Tuesday May 20 2014
Parma to appeal to High Court

Parma have reacted with ‘surprise’ at failing to be awarded a UEFA License and promised to take their appeal to the High Court.

The Gialloblu achieved passage to the qualifying rounds of the Europa League at the weekend, with a dramatic final day series of results falling in their favour.

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Thursday May 1 2014
Inter risk FFP sanctions?

Inter are seen as having fallen foul of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules and so may risk punishment in the coming days, whilst Roma are apparently just safe.

UEFA’s Club Financial Control Board [CFCB] are meeting today and tomorrow to discuss sanctions due on clubs that have breached FFP regulations.

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