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Monday February 24 2020
Dal Pino elected FIGC vice-President

Paolo Dal Pino, current President of the Lega Serie A, has been elected vice-President of the Italian Football Federation.

Dal Pino has only been the Lega’s current President for a number of weeks, having been elected following the resignation of Gaetano Micciche last November.

Italian news agency ANSA now states that Dal Pino has been elected as vice-President of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC).

The decision was made today in a meeting in Rome by the Football Association Council.

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Monday February 24 2020
FIGC wants to proceed without spectators

The FIGC will ask the Italian government to allow them to play football matches behind closed doors until March 1, to not disturb the preparations for Euro 2020.

President Gabriele Gravina has reportedly decided to bring the “federal doctors and a representative of the ministry of health” together to conclude about the availability of the sports facilities after the coronavirus outbreak.

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Thursday February 20 2020
Central Serie A VAR from 2020-21

A statement from the FIGC and AIA confirms that Serie A will have one centralised VAR room from the 2020-21 season.

This would be similar to the system adopted during the 2018 World Cup in Russia, whereas currently each VAR booth is separate and either in or just outside the stadium.

The VAR room will be based at the Coverciano training ground, the centre of Italy’s football formation where the national team prepares for games, coaches get their badges and referees go on educational courses.

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Thursday February 13 2020
FIGC to 'intensify' use of VAR

FIGC are ready to “intensify” the use of VAR and the “on-field review” to help avoid “instrumental controversies” in Serie A, and opened for a future "challenge" rule.

The President Gabriele Gravina has delivered a message to the refereeing designator of the League Nicola Rizzoli, asking to evict “controversies that affect the image of our League”.

They have revealed that are also willing to open up for the implementation of a “challenge” rule by request from clubs in Serie A.

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Wednesday February 5 2020
Pirlo, Mazzone, Boniek in Hall of Fame

Andrea Pirlo, Zbigniew Boniek, Carlo Mazzone, Pietro Anastasi and Romelu Lukaku are among those to be honoured in the Italian Football Hall of Fame.

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) announced the new inductees for 2020 to the institution first founded in 2011.

In this ninth edition, which will be held on May 4 in Florence, former Inter, Milan and Juventus star Andrea Pirlo will be awarded his place in the Hall of Fame for Italian players.

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Monday February 3 2020
Gravina: 'Controversy bad for sport'

FIGC President Gabriele Gravina urged Fiorentina, Juventus and all clubs to “avoid stirring up sterile controversy that is not good for football.”

Juve’s 3-0 win over Fiorentina on Sunday sparked several interviews, most of them with Viola President Rocco Commisso, critical of refereeing decisions.

“Football has to rediscover its sense of calm, both in expression and evaluation,” Gravina told reporters at a charity event.

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Friday December 27 2019
'I knew Mancini was the one'

The FIGC chief Gabriele Gravina has claimed he knew “straight away” that Roberto Mancini would be the perfect fit for Italy.

The Italy CT revitalised the national team and they're set for the Euro 2020 next summer, after setting a new record storming through the qualifiers winning 10 out of 10 games.

Now, Gravina has claimed there was an “excellent feeling” already during their first meeting.

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Wednesday December 18 2019
Gravina: 'Serie A attacks unwarranted'

FIGC chief Gabriele Gravina claims Serie A has been “exposed to a series of attacks that we don’t deserve” and backs Giancarlo Abete to steady the ship.

Serie A has been under a hail of controversy this week after it rolled out a new initiative to combat racism with three monkey faces.

That forced CEO Luigi De Siervo to issue a partial apology, although artist Simone Fugazzotto stood by his works.

“Advertising campaigns are always exaggerated to strike attention,” Gravina said at a council meeting.

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Wednesday December 18 2019
Abete to be Serie A commissioner

The Italian Football Federation has named former FIGC President Giancarlo Abete as commissioner of the Lega Serie A following the resignation of Mario Cicala.

Cicala had only been in the job for a number of days, but was forced to resign due to previously undisclosed links to Lazio.

This proved to be a conflict of interest and therefore Cicala was forced to resign.

Cicala had replaced Gaetano Micciche, who resigned on December 3.

Former FIGC President Abete has now been named as commissioner of the league, report news agency Ansa.

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Tuesday December 17 2019
FIGC commissioner steps down

Italian football lurches from one farce to another as the FIGC’s commissioner steps down for failing to disclose his links with Lazio.

Mario Cicala was only appointed commissioner of the FIGC on December 3 after Gaetano Micciche resigned as President and no replacement was elected.

However, ANSA reports he has already been forced to vacate his position over a conflict of interest relating to his role on Lazio’s supervisory board, which he did not mention in his CV.

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