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Friday June 26 2015
FIGC: No more club recalls

The FIGC has voted to abolish pulling clubs back up a division to replace those who go bankrupt, hoping to reduce the number of teams.

Today the Federation passed a new rule that will come into effect from the 2016-17 campaign.

Under the current system, Parma have gone bankrupt and are unable to register for the Serie B season, so they’ll be replaced by one of the sides that dropped down from Serie B into Lega Pro this summer.

With the new rules, Parma would not be replaced, as the plan is to reduce both Serie A and Serie B to 18 teams.

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Saturday June 20 2015
Tavecchio: 'Conte till 2018'

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio assured “we want Antonio Conte to remain” on the Italy bench for the 2018 World Cup.

The Coach signed a two-year deal that will expire after the Euro 2016 tournament in France next summer, but there has been repeated speculation about whether he’ll even get that far.

“He has a contract until the next Euros in France and he will respect it, as the Coach has said many times,” Tavecchio told Sky Sport Italia.

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Tuesday June 16 2015
Tavecchio: ‘Conte for 2018’

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio says he ‘would not be surprised’ to see Italy CT Antonio Conte stay until the 2018 World Cup.

The former Juventus Coach took over last summer, and has been the subject of resignation rumours almost ever since, but the Federation chief believes he will stay for the long-term.

“Conte deserves a top rating for the job he’s done as CT,” Tavecchio told Sky.

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Sunday June 14 2015
Tavecchio: 'U21 Euro objective'

Italy begin their European Under-21 Championship campaign and Carlo Tavecchio called it “the training ground for the Nazionale.”

The Azzurrini could be one of the contenders in the Czech Republic, where they will face Sweden, England and Portugal.

“For the Federation, one of the biggest objectives is the European Under-21 Championship,” said FIGC President Tavecchio.

“That is even more important this time, as qualification for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is also at stake.

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Wednesday June 3 2015
Tavecchio: ‘Sorry for Blatter’

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio says he feels sorry for Sepp Blatter, and backs Michel Platini to be his successor.

Blatter announced yesterday that he will stand down as President of FIFA, as a corruption scandal continues to engulf the organisation.

The 79-year-old was only re-elected at last week’s congress, defeating challenger Prince Ali bin-Al Hussein.

“It was a very strange FIFA congress,” Tavecchio admitted, speaking to assembled media at Coverciano.

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Tuesday June 2 2015
No Italy extension for Conte

Italy team manager Lele Oriali insists Coach Antonio Conte “did not ask to extend his contract, but will bring this adventure to term.”

There were reports last week, fuelled by President of the FIGC Carlo Tavecchio, that Conte had offered to sign a new deal until 2018 rather than his current contract to 2016.

“Conte will bring this adventure with Italy to term and we hope he’ll do it in the best possible way,” Oriali told news agency ANSA.

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Sunday May 31 2015
Conte 'wants Italy extension'

Antonio Conte “told me he’d gladly stay on the Italy bench for another two years,” revealed Carlo Tavecchio.

There have been numerous reports about Conte considering an early exit from the Azzurri, even before going into Euro 2016, amid interest from Milan.

“Conte told me he’d gladly stay on the Italy bench for another two years, as his priority is the Nazionale,” FIGC President Tavecchio told Radio 24.

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Thursday May 28 2015
Tavecchio: ‘Listen to Platini’

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio says UEFA members must listen to President Michel Platini over the FIFA scandal.

The head of European football’s governing body today urged members not to vote for Sepp Blatter, and said ‘all options are open’ to force change in FIFA - presumably including boycotting the World Cup.

“After what has happened, the whole world of sport is watching us,” Tavecchio told Sky.

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Monday May 25 2015
‘Monday derby a mistake’

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio believes it was ‘a mistake’ to move the Derby della Capitale to this afternoon.

The match had orginally been scheduled for Sunday at 2pm UK time, but after Lazio’s Coppa Italia final with Juventus was moved, the game was pushed back to Monday.

Roma have expressed their displeasure at the move, and it seems the head of the Federation agrees with them.

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Wednesday May 20 2015
Lotito slams betting allegations

Lazio and Salernitana President Claudio Lotito assured he’ll “go forward like a train” after match-fixing allegations.

The latest betting scandal to envelop Italian football is based around Serie D and Lega Pro, the lowest divisions.

There is controversy around Lotito, as Salernitana’s games are under investigation in the Lega Pro campaign.

“I have nothing to say, as I speak with actions and facts,” Lotito told ANSA news agency.

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