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Racist thugs attack Morocco fans with chains and clubs

Racist thugs attack Morocco fans with chains and clubs

08/12/2022, Italy, Multi Sports, Italy Publications, Article # 30969001
A chain-wielding aggressor

 VERONA – In a racist incident, Morocco fans in Veneto celebrating their national football team’s unprecedented World Cup victory over Spain were attacked by thugs wielding chains and batons, 13 of whom were detained, police said.

 Vehicles sporting Moroccan flags were violently assaulted by members of extreme right-wing citizen cells when trying to drive through a roundabout in central Verona on Tuesday evening. The assailants used chains and batons to smash car windows, leaving one woman with minor injuries. Four vehicles were damaged in the attacks. As a result, police took 13 people in for questioning who were later released.

 In amateur footage incident uploaded to social media showing one of the incidents, a group men charge at the cameraman’s vehicle which was flying a Moroccan flag out of the window. As the car accelerates past, the man leading the aggressors can be seen swinging a chain at the windscreen. 

 Those held by police were detained in Piazza Bra, near the central thoroughfare of Corso Porta Nuova.  There were numerous calls to emergency services on Tuesday evening about a gang of roughly 15 youths dressed in black with their faces covered who were trying to approach the area in which Moroccan fans were celebrating. The Verona Police force said in a statement that the incident “involved 13 youths, all of whom were recognised by DIGOS agents as militants in the city’s extreme right-wing groups.”

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Prosecutors call for indictment of Juventus board

Prosecutors call for indictment of Juventus board

03/12/2022, Italy, Multi Sports, Italy Publications, Article # 30960757
Pavel Nedved, Andrea Agnelli and Maurizio Arrivabene

 TURIN – Prosecutors in Piedmont described Juventus football club’s ‘salary manoeuvres’ in 2020 and 2021 as clearly unlawful and called for the indictment of the board of directors, judicial sources said. 

 The preliminary investigation judge Ludovico Morello explained that the question of artificial capital gains could have happened in “good faith”, but that the ‘salary manoeuvres’ on the other hand were “certainly illegal and that serious evidence of this has been shared with the Public Prosecutor.”

 Juventus have been the subject of investigations since 2019 under allegations of market manipulation, artificial capital gains and false accounting.

 The so-called ‘salary manoeuvres’ concern the wages of 23 players during the COVID pandemic, which the club stated were reduced for four months. Meanwhile, investigators claimed that there was strong evidence of the reduced payments lasting only one month. 

 The recent news came several days after the entire Juventus board of directors announced their resignation, despite the club denying any wrongdoing. 

 At the end of a dramatic meeting at the Juventus Training Centre on Monday, it had been decided that the board of directors would be changed in light of the Turin Prosecutor’s inquiry. Maurizio Scanavino was named as the company’s new general manager.

 The move involved the departure of current chairman Andrea Agnelli, vice-chairman Pavel Nedved, and chief executive officer Maurizio Arrivabene, as well as every other member of the board of directors. These three were called to face trial by the prosecutors in Turin, along with ex-sporting director Fabio Paratici.    

 Following in the footsteps of his father, uncle and grandfather, in 2010 Andrea Agnelli became the fourth member of his family to assume control of the Turin based club. The 46 year-old oversaw a dominant period for Juventus in the Serie A, during which the team won a record nine scudetti in a row. However, at the same time the club was suffering record financial losses, with the greatest single season deficit being 254 million euros last year. 

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Champion cyclist run over and killed in Veneto

Champion cyclist run over and killed in Veneto

02/12/2022, Italy, Multi Sports, Italy Publications, Article # 30959067
Davide Rebellin

 VICENZA – Former cycling champion Davide Rebellin was run over and killed by a lorry while on a training ride, police said Thursday.

 A heavy goods vehicle hit and killed the 51 year-old in Montebello Vicentino, a small town near Vicenza, just before midday on Wednesday. The truck did not stop after the fatal accident, and investigators speculated that the driver might have been unaware of the collision. Authorities began a search for the motorist and his vehicle, using CCTV footage from a nearby restaurant in an attempt to identify the number plate and the lorry’s model.   

 The cyclist, who had formerly represented Italy at the Olympics, had been heading home along the SR11, which connects Vicenza to Verona. A doctor arrived on the scene but could do nothing more than confirm the death of Rebellin. 

 The victim’s brother, Carlo, heard about an incident involving a cyclist on the news and headed to Montebello Vicentino. When he reached the location of the accident, he immediately recognised his brother’s bicycle, which was completely mangled.

 Davide Rebellin had retired in October after 30 years of professional cycling, following his participation in the Veneto Classic.

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Most Trusted 2022 FIFA World Cup Soccer Tipster Sites

Most Trusted 2022 FIFA World Cup Soccer Tipster Sites

30/11/2022, Italy, Multi Sports, Italy Publications, Article # 30955635

 Do you love watching soccer matches with all their excitement and intensity? You're not alone. Some people are so passionate about soccer that they actually bet on the outcome of games. If you're looking for a trusted source for your soccer bets, these four FIFA World Cup tipsters might be just what you need.

 1. EqualiserFootball.Com

 EqualiserFootball.Com is becoming the most trusted 2022 FIFA World Cup Soccer tipster site because they have a proven track record of winning matches and predicting outcomes.

 They have been providing world-class soccer tips to their users for over ten years, and their success is based on their unique approach to betting and handicapping. They use a combination of sophisticated analytics and insider information to make informed predictions, which has given them a reputation for being one of the most accurate sources of information.

 One of the most significant benefits of using this tipster site is that it offers bettors a wide range of options, including betting on just about any sport and international and professional leagues. These sites also allow users to make deposits via debit or credit cards and receive funds immediately after they have been placed. This makes it easy for bettors to track their progress throughout the contest and ensure they always comply with their financial obligations.

 Another significant benefit is the variety of markets that this site offers. They offer markets on individual games and total standings, making it easy for bettors to find the best odds for their favorite teams or players. In addition, they also offer live betting; allowing customers to place bets while the game is in progress.

 Lastly, this tipster site offers excellent customer service. If there is anything that a bettor needs help with, chances are excellent that the customer service team at this site will be able to assist. This makes it easy for bettors who experience problems with their wagers or account registrations to get things sorted out quickly and easily.

 2. SoccerTipsters.Net

 In the FIFA World Cup, nothing is guaranteed. One minute you're up 3-0 in a game, and the next minute your opponent pulls a stoppage time goal to tie it up. But when you're looking for the best way to bet on football, nothing beats betting with soccertipsters.net.

 They are a type of sports bettors who use their knowledge of soccer betting odds to make profitable sports wagers. They are generally considered to be the best at predicting outcomes in soccer matches and can often secure bets that outperform the odds offered by bookmakers.

 Because top soccer tipsters have such an advantage over the average bettor, it is essential to do your research before placing any sports wagers with them. Make sure you understand the sport well and the odds available for each game. 

 Also, check out any reviews or testimonials posted online by previous customers. This will help you determine if a particular Soccer Tipster is legitimate and worth trusting with your money.

 Once you have determined that a Soccer Tipster is a good fit for your betting strategy, set up a schedule for communicating with them, this way, they will know what games you want them to handicap and when you would like them to provide predictions. It is quite crucial for success in FIFA World Cup betting.

 Specifying which bets you would like them to make on your behalf is also essential. Finally, pay their fees promptly to continue providing quality service.

 3. FootballTipsters.Net

 Betting on football is a lot of fun, but too often, you find yourself with a bad experience and losing a lot of money. However, there is a way to have the best of both worlds. Football Tipsters.Net offers an easy-to-use platform that lets you place bets quickly and easily. 

 With the wide variety of odds available, you can bet on anything from the the FIFA World Cup to local games in your area. They also offer free bets to new members as well as discounts for repeat customers as a means of promoting their brand.

 A primary feature of FootballTipsters.Net is its extensive live betting selection. Users can bet on any match in the current or upcoming season. In addition, the site offers live odds for all of its games, meaning that customers can always be sure of getting the best possible deal when placing bets.

 Furthermore, Football Tipsters.Net provides customers with various other features that make betting on football matches more accessible than ever before. For example, the site offers detailed match reports, including analysis of key factors such as goal scorers and defensive performances. It also provides customer support via email and telephone so that all betting-related questions can be answered quickly and easily.

 4. TopSportsPick.Com

 The world of sports betting is a complex one with its own terminology and intricacies. The beauty of it lies in the fact that people understand the various aspects of this industry, but often these understandings stem from years and practice, which is why it can be challenging to find reliable sources of information on this particular topic. 

 In a new service called TopSportsPick, the company hopes to make the situation different by providing great customized advice to help you out. The site has several tools and features that allow you to make your picks, including predictions for upcoming games and player stats. 

 The site also has a chat feature where you can talk to other users about your picks or get advice on improving them. To develop better predictions for the FIFA World Cup 2022, Top Sports Pick is all geared to use all the data it can collect from its users to create better predictions.

 Unlike other services, which only offer general tips, TopSportsPick goes above and beyond to give its users specific advice on improving their odds and maximizing their profits. This includes things like analyzing game situations and predicting outcomes, which is why they believe that it's the only way to win at sports betting.

 Conclusion

 It's hard to make a decision when it comes to picking the most trusted 2022 FIFA World Cup best football tipster sites. There are many great options, but which site should you trust? After reading this article, hopefully, you will have a better idea of what to look for in a reputable site and who to go with if you want to get the best possible betting odds for your favorite team.

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Italians supporting Argentina as surrogate World Cup team

Italians supporting Argentina as surrogate World Cup team

24/11/2022, Italy, Multi Sports, Italy Publications, Article # 30947182
Lionel Messi after losing to Saudi Arabia

 ROME – Italian football fans were said to be supporting Argentina at the Qatar World Cup, in the painful absence of the Azzurri, who were knocked out during the qualifying stages by Macedonia.

 Thousands of Italian football enthusiasts voted in a survey conducted by the betting website Superscommesse, which asked participants to choose which national team they would be cheering for in the tournament. 

 Argentina came out on top by a decisive margin, taking 42% of the vote; second place Brazil received only 11%. Argentina are certainly one of the favourites to win the competition, but the South American nation also has strong footballing ties to Italy. Numerous members of the Argentine squad conduct their club careers in the Serie A, such as Roma’s Paulo Dybala and Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martínez. Similarly, several Argentinian footballers are of Italian descent, including talismanic captain Lionel Messi, the forward considered by many to be the greatest player of all time. 

 “The data shows us that there is a real consensus in favour of the Albiceleste national team who have not won the World Cup since 1986, the competition in which Diego Maradona scored both the goal of the century and with the Hand of God,” wrote Marco Perrone on the Superscommesse website.

 However, this poll was held before Argentina suffered a humiliating 2 - 1 defeat to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, a result that would make any potential fan think twice. 

 The Italian national team had failed to qualify for the 2018 edition of the tournament in Russia, and then, despite winning the 2020 European Championship in the interval, the Azzurri were also knocked out before the finals of the 2022 World Cup.

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Pope gives World Cup his blessing

Pope gives World Cup his blessing

23/11/2022, Italy, Multi Sports, Italy Publications, Article # 30945528
Pope Francis at the general audience on Wednesday

ROME – Pope Francis expressed the importance of the football World Cup and sent his wishes to those attending the tournament, which is underway in Qatar. 

 After his beloved home nation of Argentina suffering an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the pontiff showed great sportsmanship in his general audience on Wednesday morning, saying “I wish to send my best regards to the players, to the supporters and spectators from various continents who are following the football world championship being held in Qatar.”

“May this important event serve as an occasion for the meeting of and harmony between nations, facilitating brotherhood and peace among peoples.”

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UN agencies claim Commonwealth Cricket Cup for the first time

UN agencies claim Commonwealth Cricket Cup for the first time

17/11/2022, Italy, Multi Sports, Italy Publications, Article # 30934693
The UN Agencies team claim the coveted cup

ROME – The UN Agencies cricket team won the Queen’s Championship Cup, beating the Commonwealth Club in the 2022 final. 

 The tournament was held at the Roma Cricket Ground, with teams from the Pakistan Embassy, the Bangladesh Embassy, the Commonwealth Club, NATO, and United Nations Agencies all competing. The event was hosted in September by the Commonwealth Club in collaboration with the Italian Cricket Federation.

 Players representing UN agencies such as the Food and Agriculture Organization saw off the Commonwealth Club team in the final match with a victory that observers described as “much deserved.” This was the first trophy won by the FAORBA squad, as in previous years they had managed no higher than third place. 

 Hungry participants and spectators were treated to a hearty spread at lunchtime, courtesy of the Commonwealth Food Fair, where each embassy and organisation brought their own traditional food and drink for others to enjoy.

 The 2023 iteration of the Queen’s Championship Cup is keenly anticipated by fans, players and gourmands alike. 

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Some of the delicacies on offer at the Commonwealth Food Fair

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Juventus rise to third place with six consecutive wins

Juventus rise to third place with six consecutive wins

15/11/2022, Italy, Multi Sports, Italy Publications, Article # 30932344
Moise Kean chips Ivan Provedel

 TURIN – Juventus won their sixth consecutive Serie A match by beating Lazio at home. The 3 – 0 victory on Sunday evening took the team from Turin to third place in the league. 

 While the Roman visitors held greater possession, the Bianconeri created many more chances, exploiting space on the left side of the field with regular counterattacks in the first half. The opening goal came just before the break, when French midfielder Adrien Rabiot reclaimed possession and lobbed the ball over the Lazio defence to striker Moise Kean. The Juventus forward then took advantage of a misjudged charge by Ivan Provedel to loop the ball over the out of position Lazio goalkeeper and into the net. 

 Kean scored again shortly after play resumed, when a low shot from Serbian Filip Kostić was parried by Provedel straight into the forward’s path, who tapped the ball into the unguarded net. Substitute Federico Chiesa orchestrated the Bianconeri’s final goal in the 89th minute with a low pass across the box that reached his Polish teammate Arkadiusz Milik. The striker only had to redirect the ball between the posts and the match was settled. 

 Lazio looked ineffectual without talismanic striker Ciro Immobile, who is sidelined with a hamstring injury, whereas Juventus have now played six games without conceding. The Biancocelesti fell from second to fourth in the league, while the Bianconeri rose to third, behind only Napoli and Milan. 

 On Saturday Napoli beat Udinese 3 – 2 at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, meaning they have now won 11 games in a row in the Serie A. Milan dramatically overcame Fiorentina 2 – 1 at home on Sunday with a goal in added time. Roma drew 1- 1 with Torino at the Stadio Olimpico, while Atalanta lost at home to Inter 2 – 3. 

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Lazio overcome impotent Roma to win Rome derby

Lazio overcome impotent Roma to win Rome derby

07/11/2022, Italy, Multi Sports, Italy Publications, Article # 30923677
Felipe Anderson celebrates with teammates

 ROME – Lazio beat Roma 1 – 0 at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday to overtake their rivals in the Serie A standings. 

 It almost seems unfair to say that Lazio won the game, as it is certainly truer that Roma lost it. The Giallorossi dominated possession of the ball and created more chances, but their finishing was unconvincing and Lazio goalkeeper Ivan Provedel was never challenged. Likewise, the Biancocelesti’s only goal came from a Roma error when Brazilian centre-back Roger Ibañez lost possession in his own box after half an hour. The ball fell conveniently in front of Brazilian Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson who passed it into the net without difficulty. After this the Giallorossi had plenty of opportunities to level the score but they never managed to convert. The win for Lazio saw them rise to third place in the league, overtaking Roma and Atalanta.

 In another crucial game played over the weekend, league leaders Napoli came back against Atalanta after conceding to win 2 – 1 away in Bergamo on Saturday. To beat Atalanta was particularly important for the Azzurri as the Lombard team were second in the league. This latest victory means the team from Naples have won their last nine consecutive Serie A matches, and a goal from Victor Osimhen made him the current top scorer in the competition. 

 On Sunday, Juventus secured a much-needed victory against Inter Milan after a run of poor form in the Champions League.  The Bianconeri won two goals to nil at home in the Derby d’Italia. While the Nerazzurri dictated the first half of the game, they squandered several chances, and in the second half Juventus scored two quick goals from which the visitors never recovered. The win meant the team from Turin rose to fifth in the league and Inter fell to seventh place.

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