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Wednesday May 20 2015
Renzi, Tavecchio on scandal

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is ‘disgusted’ with the latest match-fixing scandal, while FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio demands monitoring of directors.

More than 50 people were arrested in Catanzaro on Tuesday over the scandal that hit Serie D and Lega Pro, which is believed to be linked the Calabrian mafia known as the ‘Ndrangheta.

“Enough with questionable characters governing the world of football,” Renzi said to RTL.

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Tuesday May 19 2015
Tavecchio: ‘We’re not police’

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio declared ‘we’re not police’ as a match-fixing scandal hits Serie D and Lega Pro.

More than 50 people were arrested by prosecutors in Catanzaro, with charges including criminal association and sporting fraud, with some linked to mafia organisations.

One was linked to the notorious Calabrian mafia, the ‘Ndrangheta, considered to be the most powerful crime organisation in the world.

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Saturday May 16 2015
Serie A and B down to 18 teams

The Lega Serie A and B pushed forward plans to reduce both divisions to 18 teams within three years.

This was one of the main focal points for new FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio when he ran for office earlier this season.

According to reports, the latest meeting thrashed out a basic agreement for Serie A and B to cut down their competitions.

Serie A currently has 20 teams, while Serie B has 22, but by 2018-19 they must both have only 18.

The reform will be voted on in a meeting on June 30.

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Thursday May 14 2015
President insults women's football

A scandal erupted after the President of the Amateur League called Women’s Football “a bunch of lesbians.”

The incident was even more serious because it happened during a meeting to discuss funding for the movement and was recorded in the minutes.

The phrase was uttered by President of the Lega Nazionale Dilettanti (LND) Felice Belloli on March 5.

“Enough! We can’t keep talking about giving money to this bunch of lesbians.”

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Thursday May 14 2015
Tavecchio: ‘Juve good for calcio’

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio lauds an ‘amazing achievement’ by Juventus after the club reached the Champions League final.

The Federation President also praised the positive impact the Bianconeri’s campaign has had on Italian football, and talked up Fiorentina and Napoli.

“Juventus is a symbol of Italian excellence,” Tavecchio said, as reported by Tuttomercatoweb.

“Having got to the final in Berlin is an amazing achievement, and a positive thing for our football.

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Monday April 27 2015
‘Football must take responsibility’

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio says ‘football must take responsibility’ for violence, but calls for government help.

11 Torino fans were injured when a paper bomb thrown by Juventus fans exploded under some seats, sending shrapnel flying.

Tavecchio has admitted that football must do more to address the problem, but calls for help from the Italian government.

“The football world is obliged to take responsibility,” the President told Sky.

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Monday April 20 2015
'Milan, Inter need Juve revolution'

Mino Raiola has called for a complete 'revolution' in Italian football, particularly Inter and Milan, and cites the example set by Juventus.

The agent has never been shy when making statements, even challenging Sepp Blatter's FIFA presidency, and he was no softer in today's interview with La Stampa when discussing the crisis of the Milanese teams.

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Thursday April 16 2015
Parma risk ending April 30

Parma’s administrators have warned if the ‘sporting debt’ is not reduced by April 30, they won’t be able to finish the season.

The club was placed under administration after being declared bankrupt in March and today administrators Angelo Anedda and Demetrio Albertini met with FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio.

A statement released by Parma confirmed the sporting debt held by the club must be reduced drastically by April 30 or it will be "impossible" to continue even under administration.

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Wednesday April 15 2015
Tavecchio: ‘Conte will stay’

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio insists Antonio Conte ‘will respect his contract’ and remain as Italy CT.

The former Juventus Coach took over the national team job last summer, but has repeatedly expressed dissatisfaction over the role, admitting he misses day-to-day work.

That has lead to speculation that he could leave his post, or even take on another job at the same time, with Napoli linked.

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Sunday April 5 2015
Tavecchio condemns Roma banners

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio condemned Roma ultras for insulting the mother of killed Napoli fan Ciro Esposito.

There were several banners and chants during Saturday’s 1-0 result at the Stadio Olimpico accusing Antonella Leardi of trying to make money from the death of her son.

Esposito was shot by a Roma fan ahead of the Coppa Italia Final in May 2014 and later died of his injuries.

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