NEWS
Friday March 27 2015
Lucarelli: ‘Parma or retirement’

Parma captain Alessandro Lucarelli says he’ll retire if he can’t stay with the club beyond this season.

The Ducali have been declared bankrupt, and are being funded by the Lega Serie A until the end of the season.

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio has stated that he believes the club will be sold, and if any potential new buyer pays the club’s €74m sporting debt they can begin again in Serie B next season.

“We hope that someone will buy Parma,” Lucarelli said in a Press conference at Collecchio today.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Thursday March 26 2015
FIGC: 'Epoch-making reforms'

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio hailed the “epoch-making reforms” that should prevent another Parma scenario.

Today the Federation passed new rules including a ‘fit and proper person’ test for club owners and financial guarantees each side will be able to see out the full season.

“This is an historic meeting, as we are introducing rules that will keep the Italian football system alive,” said Tavecchio in a Press conference.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Wednesday March 25 2015
Tavecchio: 'Calciopoli crimes were real'

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio says the final ruling on the Calciopoli scandals confirms the 'crimes were real'.

The Supreme Court's final resolution on the Calciopoli scandal took place yesterday, and saw former Juventus director Luciano Moggi's charge for criminal conspiracy pass beyond the statute of limitations, though he was not acquitted.

The court is yet to release the motivations behind its decision, with those expected in the coming months.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Monday March 23 2015
Tavecchio: 'Refs have tough job'

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio defends referees and their 'burdensome job' from the controversy surrounding Napoli-Atalanta.

The Partenopei are kicking up a storm over a perceived foul by Mauricio Pinilla that resulted in them conceding a goal in Sunday’s 1-1 draw.

Tavecchio, who was at the national refereeing summit today involving players, referees, Coaches and directors, spoke to the press in defence of the officiating category.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Monday March 23 2015
Tavecchio dismisses oriundo controversy

Carlo Tavecchio dismisses controversy over Italy call-ups for Eder and Franco Vazquez - “anyone with Italian citizenship can play”.

The two attackers are Brazilian and Argentinian respectively, by birth, but have been included in Antonio Conte’s Italy squad, with Roberto Mancini criticising their inclusion.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Monday March 23 2015
Lucarelli: ‘Parma sale close’

Captain Alessandro Lucarelli believes a deal to sell Parma to American investors is close after a meeting with Carlo Tavecchio.

The Ducali captain was part of a delegation of players which met with the FIGC President this afternoon, and the defender is confident that things are moving in the right direction.

“Tavecchio has spoken to a US fund which is interested,” Lucarelli told assembled media after the meeting.

“Steps forward have been taken. I think there will be a meeting with the receivers soon to implement the deal.”

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Sunday March 22 2015
Napoli: 'League falsified!'

Napoli released a statement claiming the referee “falsified the League” in their 1-1 draw with Atalanta.

The Partenopei were held by a team down to 10 men, but Mauricio Pinilla had scored the opener when surprising Paulo Henrique.

Napoli claimed it was a foul, whereas the official decided the defender was simply caught napping on the ball.

“It is shameful!” wrote Napoli on their Twitter feed.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Monday March 16 2015
Tavecchio: ‘Clubs, support Italy’

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio urges Serie A clubs to give more help to Antonio Conte’s Italy side.

The former Juventus Coach was forced to cancel planned meet-ups for his Azzurri, after several clubs hinted they would be unwilling to release their players.

Speaking at a Press event ahead of the match between Italy and England at Juventus Stadium at the end of the months, both Conte and Tavecchio had barbed comments about the situation.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Friday March 13 2015
Manenti slams Tavecchio

Parma President Giampietro Manenti slams FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio and mayor Federico Pizzarotti - ‘the club is not theirs’.

The Ducali patron compared the two to Toto and Nino Taranto, actors from the Italian film Tototraffa ’62, whose characters try to sell Rome’s Trevi fountain to an unwitting American tourist, when of course they don’t own it.

“Why haven’t I paid yet?” Manenti considered as he spoke to Gazzetta dello Sport.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/

NEWS
Wednesday March 11 2015
‘Reduce Serie A to 18 teams’

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio says Serie A needs to be returned to an 18-team League to help the Italian national team.

The Italian top flight was expanded to 20 teams for the 2004-05 season, and has maintained that number ever since.

However, after Azzurri CT Antonio Conte was forced to cancel planned get-togethers for his Italy squad, Tavecchio says the previous format needs to return.

“In order to achieve the desired results we must reform the Leagues,” the President said outside of a meeting on goal-line technology.

Enable Scroll-To-Play Video
Do Not Exclude From Feeds

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/