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Sunday August 19 2018
D'Aversa: 'Don't waste Parma miracle'

Parma are back in Serie A after bankruptcy and Coach Roberto D’Aversa doesn’t want to “waste the miraculous achievements of the last three years.”

The match with Udinese kicks off at 19.30 UK time (18.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“I have to thank the club for putting together a strong squad that can achieve safety,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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Thursday August 9 2018
Parma avoid point deduction

Serie A new boys Parma have had their five-point deduction revoked, while Emanuele Calaio’s ban has been reduced to four months.

Parma were initially hit with a five-point penalty for the 2018-19 campaign, with Calaio suspended for two years after he was found to have ‘elicited a reduced effort’ from two of his former Spezia teammates on the final day of last term in Serie B.

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Monday July 23 2018
Parma to appeal point deduction

Parma will appeal their five-point Serie A deduction, as well as the two-year ban for striker Emanuele Calaiò.

The Ducali risked being denied promotion, but a point deduction was applied to the coming season rather than the last, so as things stand they’ll start 2018-19 in the top flight on -5.

Calaiò was found guilty of attempted match fixing for texts he sent to Spezia players, though the 36-year-old has always maintained he was joking.

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Monday July 23 2018
Parma handed five-point deduction

The FIGC announces Parma will remain in Serie A, albeit with a five-point deduction, while Emanuele Calaio receives a two-year ban.

Italian football’s governing body announced its verdict following investigations into suspect text messages sent by the player prior to least season’s decisive Serie B match against Spezia.

Calaio, a former Spezia player, sent messages to ex-teammates Filippo De Col and Claudio Terzi prior to the final match of the 2017-18 campaign between the teams.

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Tuesday July 17 2018

Calaio: ‘Summer of hell’

Parma striker Emanuele Calaiò says he’s been through a “summer of Hell” after being accused of attempting to fix a crucial match against Spezia.

The forward sent texts to two opposition players telling them not to try too hard in the match which sealed the Ducali’s promotion, but has always maintained that he was joking.

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Tuesday July 17 2018
Prosecutor asks for Parma relegation

The FIGC’s prosecutor has reportedly asked for Parma to be deducted two points for last season, which would return them to Serie B.

The Ducali have been accused of attempting to fix a match against Spezia, after texts sent by Emanuele Calaiò to some of the opposition players.

The striker urged Spezia not to try too hard, which he maintains was a joke, but Sky Italia reports that the prosecutor has asked for him to be suspended for four years.

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Thursday June 21 2018
Ceravolo: ‘Parma accusations nonsense’

Parma striker Fabio Ceravolo hits back at allegations he and a teammate tried to fix a match, calling the charge “nonsense”.

He and Emanuele Calaiò have been called to appear before a judge, as it’s alleged they texted former teammates at Spezia to urge them not to try too hard in the match which sealed promotion for the Ducali.

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Wednesday June 20 2018
Parma players set for trial

Parma pair Emanuele Calaio and Fabio Ceravolo will appear in court for text messages implying possible match-fixing en route to their Serie A promotion.

Gazzetta di Parma reports the messages were sent to Spezia duo Filippo De Col and Alberto Masi before Parma’s 2-0 win on May 18, which secured their return to the top flight.

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Saturday June 9 2018
Parma confident for investigation

Parma released a statement assuring their players have already clarified the text messages to Spezia squad members and are confident the investigation will close soon.

Reports emerged that players Emanuele Calaiò and Fabio Ceravolo had been interrogated for sending text messages to Spezia players Filippo De Col and Alberto Masi four days before the Serie B game that decided Parma’s promotion.

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Tuesday August 1 2017
Parma history being made

Parma are back in the second tier of Italian football after bankruptcy and now writing new pages of history, explains George Rinaldi.

“This team deserves even more – Serie A,” said Parma Coach Roberto D’Aversa following promotion to Serie B. “Usually it is said that the Coach leads the team to promotion, but in this case it is the opposite and the players brought me.”

Promotion was no fluke. Three Coaches, chopped and changed, whilst President Nevio Scala stepped down following disputes. It wasn’t easy. When is promotion ever easy?

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