Italy’s economic crisis has made it harder for soccer fans to attend matches, a director of one of the country’s most popular clubs said.
Soccer’s governing body has headed to Brazil this week, hoping to shift the focus away from corruption claims and onto the 2014 World Cup. It won’t be easy.
Italy’s top two soccer teams, AC Milan and Inter Milan, are likely to limit their spending during the remainder of the summer transfer window, according to club officials.
Silvio Berlusconi , Italy’s longest- serving prime minister, has found his passion for soccer again. So have the supporters of his club, AC Milan.
Europe’s biggest soccer clubs warned FIFA they may take action unless the sport’s governing body starts consulting them before making scheduling decisions on players trained and employed by them.
Barcelona agreed to sign Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano and may trade striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to AC Milan for as much as 40 million euros ($50.8 million).
"I think it will be balanced."
- Umberto Gandini on Mar 16, 2012