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Saturday May 23 2020
Pozzo: 'June 13 too early for Udinese games'

Udinese resumed group training today, but patron Giampaolo Pozzo continues to insist Serie A should not start as early as June 13.

A statement from the club confirmed all their players and staff tested negative for COVID-19, so by sticking to the medical protocol, they will begin contact training from this afternoon.

The plan is to start Serie A games from either June 13 or June 20, with Udinese one of those pushing for a delay.

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Monday May 18 2020
Pozzo: 'Bundesliga return a failure'

Udinese owner Giampaolo Pozzo has accused the Bundesliga of ‘starting off in the worst possible way’ and ‘marketing it as a success’.

The Bundesliga became the first major European league to resume at the weekend, with much of the football world tuning in and upholding the Germans as the example to follow.

However, Pozzo pointed to ‘eight injuries in the first six games’ as a reason why it should not have come back so soon.

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Saturday March 7 2020
Udinese: 'Season should've been suspended'

Udinese have announced they will refund season tickets for games played behind closed doors, but “the season should’ve been suspended much earlier” due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

The league resumes tomorrow with the rescheduled Week 26 matches and all sporting events will be behind closed doors until at least April 3.

Clubs are not legally obliged to refund tickets for games that are affected by ‘force majeure’, but some are doing so anyway, and the latest to take that step are Udinese.

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Friday November 2 2018
No more Di Natales

Udinese don’t have Toto anymore and, as Richard Hall explains, their entire model seems to be a thing of the past.

The Stadio Friuli looked different back then, certainly not as modern but it still had atmosphere. On the March 8 2014, Antonio Di Natale was wheeling away in celebration after tapping home from close range. There was nothing special about the goal, only that it came against Milan and it would go towards his league tally of 17 for the season. Even back then the cracks were beginning to show in the ‘Udinese model’ but now in 2018, as they face Milan again, the Zebrette are a shadow of their former selves. Only now there in no ‘Toto’ to save them.

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Thursday June 28 2018
Pozzo: ‘Down to details for Meret’

Udinese owner Giampaolo Pozzo confirms they’re “working to resolve” the final details for Orestis Karnezis and Alex Meret’s move to Napoli.

It was reported this morning that the Partenopei had agreed a deal for the two goalkeepers, believed to be worth €25m plus €10m bonuses.

“Some details are missing but we’re working to solve them,” Pozzo told reporters this afternoon, as reported by TuttoNapoli.

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Monday April 9 2018
‘Udinese will end up like Titanic…’

Udinese will ‘end up like the Titanic’ and sink into Serie B if results do not improve, owner Giampaolo Pozzo has warned.

A run of eight straight defeats have seen Udinese plummet down to 13th in Serie A, just six points clear of the relegation zone, and Pozzo [pictured, right] demanded the Zebrette ‘wake up’ from their slumber.

“I’m very worried,” he told Udinese TV.

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Wednesday March 21 2018
Pozzo: ‘No truth in tax claims’

Gino Pozzo, son of Udinese owner Giampaolo, denies claims the family evaded tax in Italy and Spain to fund Watford.

It was reported in April 2016 that the family was under investigation for tax evasion, involving their three clubs Udinese, Granada and Watford.

Granada have since been sold by the Pozzos.

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Wednesday September 13 2017
‘VAR didn’t see penalties vs Juve…’

Udinese President Giampaolo Pozzo sarcastically claims VAR has been a positive experience due to “the penalties against Juventus that it hasn’t seen.”

Video assistant referees have made a mixed debut in Serie A, with the technology already coming under scrutiny in the opening rounds of the season, and Pozzo did not pull any punches in his assessment.

“VAR needs to be refined, but I’m happy with it,” he told Telefriuli.

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Tuesday October 25 2016
Watford in false document claim

The Pozzo family released a statement denying they were aware of falsified bank documents, but Watford could be docked Premier League points.

Gino Pozzo, who also own Serie A side Udinese and until recently Granada in Spain, completed the takeover of the Hornets in 2014 when taking complete control from his father Giampaolo.

The English Football League has opened an investigation following allegations in the Daily Telegraph that Watford supplied false financial documents to the governing body.

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Tuesday April 26 2016
Pozzo tax investigation claim

Udinese, Watford and Granada patron Giampaolo Pozzo is reportedly under investigation for tax evasion.

The Pozzo family own all three football clubs and regularly exchange players between them.

Cadena SER claimed in February Pozzo’s Spanish offices were searched by investigators for over 30 hours, following on from a similar approach in Italy.

The report suggested financial police found falsified documents regarding image rights for some players, which were then used to pay agents their commissions in England.

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