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Author Archive for Angela Giuffrida

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Juventus ‘ultras’ leaders arrested over alleged ticketing racket

Investigation linked to alleged mafia infiltration into ultras’ ticket toutingTwelve leaders of hardcore Juventus “ultra” football fan groups have been arrested on suspicion of criminal association, money laundering, violence and aggravated extortion i…

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‘Winning helps’: World Cup journey boosts women’s football revival in Italy

Milena Bertolini’s team face the Netherlands in the quarter-finals on Saturday and the country is beginning to appreciate the women’s game once moreIn 2015, a senior Italian football official dismissed female players as a “bunch of lesbians”. Felice Be…

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Trieste half-marathon backtracks on exclusion of Africans

Organisers invited only Europeans to draw attention to exploitation of African athletesThe organisers of a half-marathon in the northern Italian city of Trieste have backtracked on their decision to exclude African athletes from the race following accu…

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Four people stabbed in football-related violence in Rome

A Briton, two Spaniards and an American were injured in fighting at bar in Italian capitalA Briton was among four people stabbed in football-related clashes in central Rome, according to Italian media reports.Fighting broke out shortly after 9pm on Wed…