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Friday August 21 2015
Tavecchio: ‘Ready to renew Conte deal’

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio is ‘ready to renew’ Antonio Conte’s contract if the Italy CT asks.

The Azzurri Coach took over last summer after leaving Juventus, and despite some initial struggles, the head of the Federation would renew his contract in a heartbeat.

“Conte is one of the best Coaches I’ve known,” Tavecchio said at Coverciano.

“I’m ready to renew his contract if he asks, and obviously if it meets Puma’s conditions.”

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Sunday August 9 2015
ADL: 'Check Inter, Milan, Roma books'

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis warned “nobody is checking the books” as Milan, Inter, Fiorentina and Roma spend big.

The patron has always been very careful to balance the budget at the Stadio San Paolo, having taken over the club in Serie C following bankruptcy a decade ago.

“I am happy that important clubs like Milan, Inter, Fiorentina and Roma are strengthening their squads, but there is a problem,” De Laurentiis told the Corriere dello Sport.

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Thursday July 30 2015
Tavecchio confirms Platini support

President Carlo Tavecchio has confirmed the FIGC will support Michel Platini for the Presidency of FIFA.

Tavecchio had hinted at the move yesterday, saying Italian football’s governing body would support UEFA’s nominee, and confirmed the decision in a letter today.

“We will support Michel Platini’s candidacy,” the note to FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke announced.

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Wednesday July 29 2015
Tavecchio: ‘Italy will support Platini’

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio hints at support for Michel Platini, saying the federation will support ‘the UEFA candidate’.

Platini is the President of European football’s governing body, and announced earlier today that he will run for the Presidency of FIFA at the extraordinary conference on February 26.

His position means the former Juventus midfielder will surely receive the backing of UEFA, and the head of the Italian federation says the FIGC will support the UEFA candidate.

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Monday July 27 2015
Tavecchio: 'We can't fear Spain'

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio is confident “Italy are not afraid of Spain” in the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.

The Azzurri were paired with Spain, Albania, Israel, Macedonia and Liechtenstein.

“If we are worried about beating Spain, then there’s no point going to a World Cup, as we’d have to beat Argentina, Germany, Brazil….” Tavecchio told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday July 10 2015
'Defend Italy image with Conte'

Italy “want to defend our image in the world, above all with Antonio Conte,” said FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio.

There were question marks over the Coach after he was named as one of 104 people recommended for trial in a new match-fixing case.

A judge will now view evidence in a preliminary hearing before deciding who should be charged for a full trial.

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Tuesday July 7 2015
Tavecchio 'astonished' by spending

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio reiterates he’s “astonished” by big transfer spending, but “nothing changes” with Italy Coach Antonio Conte.

Tavecchio had already said he was surprised by the money spent by the likes of Inter and Milan on the market so far this summer, considering both clubs had financial problems.

“I have no doubts in saying the state of Italian football is no worse than the rest of Europe,” Tavecchio told Il Messaggero.

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Saturday July 4 2015
'Inter and Milan' worry Tavecchio

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio is “worried about Inter and Milan investments. The balance sheet shouldn’t allow certain expenses.”

Neither side has qualified for Europe, but both have worked hard on the transfer market this summer with deals for the likes of Geoffrey Kondogbia, Carlos Bacca, Miranda, Luiz Adriano, Martin Montoya and Andrea Bertolacci.

“I am worried about Inter and Milan investments,” Federation chief Tavecchio told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Tuesday June 30 2015
Tavecchio: ‘Conte stays’

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio insists Antonio Conte will remain as Italy CT - ‘an indictment is not a conviction’.

It was reported this morning that the Azzurri Coach had been indicted for alleged sporting fraud, relating to his time at Siena.

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Sunday June 28 2015
Conte decides on Di Biagio

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio confirmed Antonio Conte must decide if they sack Italy Under-21 Coach Gigi Di Biagio.

The Azzurrini boss is hanging by a thread after crashing out in the group stage of the European Under-21 Championship.

“Will Di Biagio be confirmed? We’ll talk it over with Conte first,” Tavecchio told reporters.

“He is the one responsible for all the levels of the Nazionale, so we await his indications before making a decision.

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