Carlo Tavecchio

Italian Football Federation

Former Italian football head denies harassment

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Rome (AFP) – Former Italian football chief Carlo Tavecchio has denied claims of sexual harassment made by a former executive of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) that were published in Italian media on Tuesday.

“In relations to what has been reported in some press articles, I maintain that I behave in a correct manner and in order to protect my image and honour I have asked my lawyers to act in the appropriate forums,” Tavecchio told ANSA news agency.

Former Italian football head denies harassment

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Rome (AFP) – Former Italian football chief Carlo Tavecchio has denied claims of sexual harassment made by a former executive of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) that were published in Italian media on Tuesday.

“In relations to what has been reported in some press articles, I maintain that I behave in a correct manner and in order to protect my image and honour I have asked my lawyers to act in the appropriate forums,” Tavecchio told ANSA news agency.

‘I Should Have Sacked Ventura At Half-Time!’ – Italian FA President Carlo Tavecchio Announces Resignation, Goes Out With Bang (Video)

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As the fallout from Italy's failure to reach a World Cup finals for the first time in nigh-on 60 years continues to churn, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) have announced that they are now looking for a new president, as well as a new national team coach.

While he initially refused to budge, manager Giampietro Ventura resigned a few days after the Azzurri saw their final shot at earning a place in Russia go up in smoke with a two-leg defeat against Sweden in their World Cup play-off.

Italy football federation chief Tavecchio resigns amid World Cup chaos

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Rome (AFP) – Italian football federation chief Carlo Tavecchio became the latest victim of the Azzurri’s World Cup qualifying disaster falling on his sword Monday, days after the sacking of coach Gian Piero Ventura.

A week after missing out on qualifying for the World Cup final for the first time since 1958, former World Cup superstars Italy find themselves in a power vacuum.

Italy coach Ventura axed after World Cup disaster

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Milan (AFP) – Gian Piero Ventura was sacked as Italy coach on Wednesday after the four-time champions failed to reach the World Cup finals.

The veteran coach’s fate was sealed after a crisis meeting of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) in Rome.

The 69-year-old had refused to resign despite a 1-0 aggregate play-off defeat to Sweden on Monday saw Italy miss the World Cup for the first time in 60 years.

Italy coach Ventura axed after World Cup disaster

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Milan (AFP) – Gian Piero Ventura was sacked as Italy coach on Wednesday after the four-time champions failed to reach the World Cup finals.

The veteran coach’s fate was sealed after a crisis meeting of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) in Rome.

The 69-year-old had refused to resign despite a 1-0 aggregate play-off defeat to Sweden on Monday saw Italy miss the World Cup for the first time in 60 years.

Ventura rewarded with new Italy deal

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Rome (AFP) – Italy coach Giampiero Ventura has signed a new two-year contract to lead the Azzurri to the 2020 European Championship, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) announced Wednesday.

The 69-year-old former Torino boss took over on a two-year deal after Antonio Conte left to join Chelsea in June last year.

Ventura rewarded with new Italy deal

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Rome (AFP) – Italy coach Giampiero Ventura has signed a new two-year contract to lead the Azzurri to the 2020 European Championship, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) announced Wednesday.

The 69-year-old former Torino boss took over on a two-year deal after Antonio Conte left to join Chelsea in June last year.

Italy opt for low-key Ventura to replace Conte as head coach

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Rome (AFP) Giampiero Ventura takes over as Italy head coach after Euro 2016 as the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) opted Tuesday for a low-key manager, radically different from Antonio Conte for the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.

The 68-year-old former Torino coach's anticipated appointment was confirmed by FIGC president Carlo Tavecchio after a meeting of the body's federal council.

Italy opt for low-key Ventura to replace Conte as head coach

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Rome (AFP) Giampiero Ventura takes over as Italy head coach after Euro 2016 as the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) opted Tuesday for a low-key manager, radically different from Antonio Conte for the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.

The 68-year-old former Torino coach's anticipated appointment was confirmed by FIGC president Carlo Tavecchio after a meeting of the body's federal council.

Ventura to coach Italy after Euro 2016 – reports

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Rome (AFP) Giampiero Ventura will take over as Italy coach after Euro 2016, Italian Football Federation president Carlo Tavecchio announced on Tuesday, Italian media reported.

Former Torino coach Ventura, 68, replaces Antonio Conte, who heads for English Premier League giants Chelsea next season, after the European Championships in France from June 10-July 10.

Ventura to coach Italy after Euro 2016 – reports

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Rome (AFP) Giampiero Ventura will take over as Italy coach after Euro 2016, Italian Football Federation president Carlo Tavecchio announced on Tuesday, Italian media reported.

Former Torino coach Ventura, 68, replaces Antonio Conte, who heads for English Premier League giants Chelsea next season, after the European Championships in France from June 10-July 10.

Federation chief hails Conte after match-fixing acquittal

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Milan (AFP) Italian football federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio on Monday saluted Azzurri coach Antonio Conte, after he escaped a prison term by being acquitted of sporting fraud in a match-fixing affair.

Prosecutor Roberto di Martino had requested a six-month sentence for Italy coach Conte and a fine of 8,000 euros ($9,063), as well as similar sanctions for his former assistant at Siena, Angelo Alessio, following accusations they failed to report episodes of match-fixing while Conte was in charge at Serie B side Siena in 2011.

Federation chief hails Conte after match-fixing acquittal

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Milan (AFP) Italian football federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio on Monday saluted Azzurri coach Antonio Conte, after he escaped a prison term by being acquitted of sporting fraud in a match-fixing affair.

Prosecutor Roberto di Martino had requested a six-month sentence for Italy coach Conte and a fine of 8,000 euros ($9,063), as well as similar sanctions for his former assistant at Siena, Angelo Alessio, following accusations they failed to report episodes of match-fixing while Conte was in charge at Serie B side Siena in 2011.

Federation chief hails Conte after match-fixing acquittal

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Milan (AFP) Italian football federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio on Monday saluted Azzurri coach Antonio Conte, after he escaped a prison term by being acquitted of sporting fraud in a match-fixing affair.

Prosecutor Roberto di Martino had requested a six-month sentence for Italy coach Conte and a fine of 8,000 euros ($9,063), as well as similar sanctions for his former assistant at Siena, Angelo Alessio, following accusations they failed to report episodes of match-fixing while Conte was in charge at Serie B side Siena in 2011.

UEFA Investigating Italian FA President Carlo Tavecchio Over Racism Claims

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UEFA have started an investigation into the alleged racist comment made by new Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio.

Despite the racism allegations, the former FIGC vice-president was elected to the top seat on August 11, after he defeated Giancarlo Abete by a majority vote.

Patrick Vieira Finds The Appointment Of Carlo Tavecchio Hard To Believe

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Former France international Patrick Vieira, who spent time playing for AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus, has shared his thoughts on Carlo Tavecchio being named president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC).

Yesterday, Tavecchio defeated rival candidate Demetrio Albertini with a majority of the vote, despite having battled allegations of racism during the weeks leading up to his election.

Executive Who Made Racist Comment Elected New President Of Italian Football Federation

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As expected, Carlo Tavecchio has been elected the new president of the Italian football federation by a majority vote, replacing Giancarlo Abete.

For readers who are unaware, Tavecchio had been battling allegations of racism in the weeks leading up to the election.

In late July while speaking at the summer assembly of Italy's amateur leagues, the 71-year-old gave his thoughts on the influx of foreign players into Italy.

Italian Football Federation Vice-Chief Carlo Tavecchio Caught In Race Row

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The leading candidate for Italian Football Federation president, Carlo Tavecchio, has drawn himself into a racism row following statements made this past Friday at the summer assembly of Italy's amateur leagues.

The 71-year-old gave his thoughts on the influx of foreign players into Italy, something that has been a flashpoint topic in the country since the national team was eliminated from this year's World Cup in Brazil.

Italy

Italian FA chief resigns after World Cup fiasco

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Rome (AFP) – Italian FA president Carlo Tavecchio has resigned after Italy’s World Cup qualifying fiasco saw the four-time champions miss the finals for the first time in 60 years, an FIGC official confirmed on Monday.

The 74-year-old handed in his resignation during a crisis meeting of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) in Rome.

Chiellini aims to boost bruised Italy

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini is upbeat ahead of Italy’s crucial 2018 World Cup qualifying game against Macedonia on Friday despite fears the team could miss out on the tournament.

The Azzurri are in a fragile state mentally and physically after a crushing defeat to Spain last month left them facing the prospect of having to go through the play-offs to book their ticket to Russia next year.

Chiellini aims to boost bruised Italy

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini is upbeat ahead of Italy’s crucial 2018 World Cup qualifying game against Macedonia on Friday despite fears the team could miss out on the tournament.

The Azzurri are in a fragile state mentally and physically after a crushing defeat to Spain last month left them facing the prospect of having to go through the play-offs to book their ticket to Russia next year.

FIFA Hand Italian FA President Six-Month Ban For Alleged Racist Comments

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FIFA has imposed a six-month ban on Carlo Tavecchio, the president of the Italian Football Association, for an alleged racist comment he made in August. The sanction from the governing body means the 71-year-old is barred from holding any position with FIFA for six months, backdated to October 7th.

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Gay rights group wants Italian authorities to make an example of Maurizio Sarri

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An Italian gay rights group demanded on Wednesday that Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri be punished for his homophobic rant at Inter Milan counterpart Roberto Mancini. Following Inter's 2-0 Italian Cup quarterfinal victory at Napoli on Tuesday night, Sarri called Mancini a "poof," leading to a furious reaction from the former Manchester City boss.

Gay rights group wants Italian authorities to make an example of Maurizio Sarri

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An Italian gay rights group demanded on Wednesday that Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri be punished for his homophobic rant at Inter Milan counterpart Roberto Mancini. Following Inter's 2-0 Italian Cup quarterfinal victory at Napoli on Tuesday night, Sarri called Mancini a "poof," leading to a furious reaction from the former Manchester City boss.

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Union bits, academy results, conference semis, more news

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Big Union announcement at noon, Ribeiro named to USL PRO TOW, more news

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