Juventus docked 15 points over transfer dealings

Juventus have been docked 15 points following an investigation into the club’s past transfer dealings, Italy’s football federation (FIGC) says. The Serie A giants were accused of fixing their balance sheets by artificial gains from club transfers. Juventus had been in third place but the penalty will drop them to 10th.

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Former Italy striker and Chelsea legend Gianluca Vialli dies aged 58

Gianluca Vialli, the former Italy and Chelsea striker, has died aged 58 after a long brave battle with pancreatic cancer. Vialli was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2017 and then for a second time in 2021, shortly after Italy’s Euro 2020 triumph. His passing has seen an outpouring of emotion across the world of football.

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Argentina triumph over Italy in Il Finalissima

Lionel Messi and Angel di Maria shone as Argentina beat Italy at Wembley in the Finalissima – a renewal of the contest between the champions of Europe and South America. Messi set up Lautaro Martinez to open the scoring with Di Maria adding a second before Messi teed up Paulo Dybala for a late third.

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Italy to miss World Cup following shock defeat to North Macedonia

Italy will miss out on successive World Cup tournaments for the first time ever after a 92nd minute goal from Aleksandar Trajkovski stunned the home fans in Palermo sending North Macedonia into a play-off final against Portugal with the winner booking their spot in Qatar.

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Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins 100m Final

Lamont Marcell Jacobs carved out a very special place for himself in the annals of athletics with victory in the men’s 100m final at the Olympics. An unlikely successor to Usain Bolt has been crowned. America’s Fred Kerley picked up the silver medal and Canadian Andre De Grasse took bronze.

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