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Thursday May 6 2021
Coppa Italia too far from FA Cup ideal

Lega Serie D President Cosimo Sibilia says the Coppa Italia format change is missing the point. ‘In other countries the amateurs host the big clubs.’

The decision to restrict the Coppa Italia to just the 20 Serie A and 20 Serie B teams from the 2021-22 season was met with utter consternation.

You can give your views on the situation HERE.

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Thursday May 6 2021
Coppa Italia Final to have NFTs collection

The 2021 Coppa Italia Final between Juventus and Atalanta will be sponsored by a cryptocurrency platform, with a collection of NFTs released to commemorate it.

The match is due to take place at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia on May 19.

The sponsorship deal is with Crypto.com and Lega Serie A CEO Luigi De Siervo notes they are the first football league in the world to sign an agreement with a cryptocurrency platform, following in the footsteps of the NBA.

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Thursday May 6 2021
New Coppa Italia format: LIVE reactions

The Coppa Italia format will change from next season and the fans react. ‘The romance of the cup is dead’.

The tournament had been open to Serie C and even Serie D teams from the earliest stages, but the Lega opted to adjust to make the games more ‘appetising’ for TV rights and viewers.

Fans have reacted to the news that only the 20 Serie A and 20 Serie B clubs will participate, starting from next season.

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Wednesday May 5 2021
Coppa Italia changes infuriate smaller clubs

The decision to have only Serie A and B clubs in the Coppa Italia infuriated many, raising comparisons with the Super League. ‘It’s an elitist concept of football.’

The plan for the 2021-22 edition of the tournament is to reduce it to just 40 teams, 20 from Serie A and 20 from Serie B.

This will exclude all Serie C and even D sides from competing even in the earliest stages of the competition.

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Wednesday May 5 2021
Coppa Italia for Serie A and B only

The Coppa Italia format will change again from next season, with only 40 clubs participating, all of them from Serie A and Serie B.

The tournament had been open to Serie C and even Serie D teams from the earliest stages.

However, a meeting in the Lega this afternoon reportedly opted for adjustments to make the games more ‘appetising’ for television rights and viewers.

According to Calcio e Finanza, the 20 Serie A and 20 Serie B clubs will participate, starting from August 15.

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Thursday April 29 2021
Coppa Italia fans 'sign of normality'

Lega Serie A President Paolo Dal Pino hopes 20 per cent capacity in the Coppa Italia Final can be ‘a sign of a return towards normality.’

The ruling was made by the Italian Government this afternoon following a request from the FIGC to open up to fans a little earlier than the June 1 deadline.

It means circa 4,700 supporters will be present at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia on May 19 when Atalanta and Juventus face off.

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Thursday April 29 2021
Coppa Italia Final will have fans

The Coppa Italia Final between Atalanta and Juventus on May 19 will have up to 20 per cent capacity crowd in the stadium.

It will be held at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia, usually the home of Sassuolo.

Considering the size of the arena, this would be circa 4,700 fans allowed in.

The news was confirmed by Undersecretary for Health Andrea Costa following a request from the FIGC to anticipate the June 1 opening up of sporting events for this special occasion.

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Wednesday April 28 2021
Report: Juve have decided on Allegri

SportMediaset claims Juventus have decided to re-appoint Massimiliano Allegri, even if Andrea Pirlo was to secure a place in the Champions League.

The Old Lady could bring Allegri back after two years and the uncertainty regarding Pirlo’s future at the Allianz Stadium is increasing.

The broadcaster has claimed the Old Lady have already decided and that Pirlo can’t save his job even with a Coppa Italia triumph and a place in the Champions League.

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Tuesday April 27 2021
Five possible moves for Buffon

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon’s future will be decided after the season and there are reportedly five possible destinations for the veteran.

The Bianconeri shot stopper has turned 43 and recently announced he has opened a Football Academy for young goalkeepers.

Tuttosport claims it’s difficult to stay at the Allianz Stadium, but the former Italy international doesn’t seem ready to retire.

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Monday April 26 2021
Gravina wants Serie A Scudetto play-offs

FIGC President Gabriele Gravina is pushing ahead with Serie A reforms, including Scudetto play-offs and a relegation play-out, while ownership of more than one club will be banned.

The Federation chief also spoke about the Super League, confirming anyone who is still signed up to a private tournament in June will not be allowed to register for the new Serie A season.

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