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Tuesday March 24 2020
Olympic Games postponed

The Olympic Games have officially been postponed to a date “not later than summer 2021” due to the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the whole world.

The IOC has confirmed the news in an official statement, confirming the inevitable outcome for the tournament set up to start on July 24 this year.

The Coronavirus pandemic is spreading over the world and is unlikely to be fully resolved by that date, forcing the postponement of the historic games..

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Monday March 23 2020
UEFA postpones club Finals

UEFA has officially postponed the Champions League and Europa League Finals as the 2020 Olympic Games look set to be held next year.

In a statement, UEFA also confirmed the Women’s Champions League Final would be put off until further notice.

Europe’s three major club Finals were scheduled to take place in May, but the outbreak of coronavirus on the continent has forced the governing body’s hand.

Italy is the country with the world’s most deaths from COVID-19 (6,077), whereas Spain rank third, France fifth and the UK seventh.

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Friday October 25 2019
Fuzato given surprise Brazil call

Roma goalkeeper Daniel Fuzato is given a surprise Brazil call-up, while potential Italy player Gabriel Martinelli is named in their Under-23 squad.

Fuzato has yet to play any competitive games for Roma since arriving from Palmeiras in the summer of 2018, given he is third choice behind Pau Lopez and Antonio Mirante.

Nonetheless, the 22-year-old joins Juventus pair Danilo and Alex Sandro, plus Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta, in the latest Brazil squad.

The shot-stopper has represented the Selecao before, picking up a solitary cap at Under-20 level.

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Wednesday June 26 2019
Gravina: Di Biagio no failure, but...

FIGC chief Gabriele Gravina agrees Luigi Di Biagio was ‘not a failure’ but admits Italy’s European Under-21 Championship exit is ‘an ugly stain on our colours’.

Di Biagio resigned as the Azzurrini’s CT on Tuesday after they crashed out of the U21 Euros at the group stage but defended his reign at a Press conference

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Friday June 7 2019
Buffon eyes Olympic farewell?

Gianluigi Buffon is reportedly hoping to close his career with gold as Italy’s starting goalkeeper at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Buffon wants to be selected as one of Italy’s three players over the age of 23.

The former Juventus No 1 has already taken part at an Olympic tournament, acting as Gianluca Pagliuca’s deputy in 1996.

On that occasion, the Azzurri finished bottom of a group containing Mexico, Ghana and South Korea.

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Wednesday July 6 2016
Felipe Anderson at war with Lazio

Felipe Anderson is at war with Lazio, refusing to turn up to pre-season training after being denied permission to go to the Olympics.

The Games are being hosted by Rio de Janeiro this summer, and the attacking midfielder was called by Brazil for the football tournament.

However, as clubs are under no obligation to release their players for a non-FIFA competition, the Aquile are refusing to let Anderson go.

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