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ITALIAN SERIE A

2019/2020 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
1 Juventus 20 3 3 63
2 Lazio 19 5 2 62
3 Inter Milan 16 6 3 54
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Italy's Chiellini admires Luis Suarez for World Cup 2014 bite: 'Malice is part of football'

Sid Lowe disagrees with Giorgio Chiellini sympathising with Luis Suarez for his bite during the 2014 World Cup.
Gab Marcotti praises Giorgio Chiellini for admitting he made a mistake criticising Mario Balotelli.
Gab Marcotti expresses his surprise at the comments Giorgio Chiellini directed at former Italy teammate Mario Balotelli.

Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini admires Uruguay forward Luis Suarez for biting him during a heated match at the 2014 World Cup, he said in his autobiography.

Suarez, who escaped punishment during the game, was later banned for four months plus nine internationals -- but Chiellini said he bore no grudge towards him.

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How one text message changed a 'billion dollar' footballer for the worse ... and the better

Vincent Pericard smiles on the pitch at Fratton Park, Portsmouth, where he ended up on loan from Juventus after a text message began a series of life-changing events.
Once tipped as football's first potential billion-dollar player, Vincent Pericard's life took an unexpected turn.

One well-intentioned text message changed Vincent Pericard's life, inadvertently triggering a sequence of events that led to a series of self-destructive actions and thoughts.

In the space of four years, the footballer went from training with Zinedine Zidane and playing against Thierry Henry to sitting in his apartment looking at a bottle of pills, wondering if anyone would care if he ever woke up.

Football had eaten him up and spit him out. A dismal run of injuries married with self-doubt turned...

Italy federation wants Serie A season done by Aug. 20

Gab Marcotti explains why we should see a return to action in Serie A by the middle of June.
Cristiano Ronaldo is back in training with Juventus after a 10-week absence due to the pandemic.
Gab Marcotti lays out the protocols Serie A will have to consider to resume the season.

Italy's football federation (FIGC) has set Aug. 20 as the deadline for finishing the current season, which is still suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it wants to start next season on Sept. 1.

The FIGC still intends to finish the top three divisions of the professional league -- Serie A, Serie B and Serie C -- but the semi-professional and amateur leagues below that will be abandoned for the season, it said in a statement on Wednesday.

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