Monday, 23 April 2007

Catania-Ascoli rescheduled again

The Round 33 Serie A game between Catania and Ascoli has been rescheduled yet again and should now be played on Wednesday April 25.

The tie was initially postponed until May 2, after the Catania TAR civil court overturned the FIGC’s ruling that had suspended the Stadio Angelo Massimino until June 30.

That decision had been taken after the riots outside the derby with Palermo when police officer Filippo Raciti was killed, but the civil and sporting courts have been debating the suspension ever since.

The TAR decided last week that the ban should be cancelled with immediate effect, starting a legal challenge with the Federation to decide who had jurisdiction over this issue.

The match has now been rescheduled and should take place on Wednesday, the anniversary of Italy’s liberation, as the tribunal stated that the tie had to be played on a bank holiday.

In any case, the game will be hosted far from Catania, as the Stadio Massimino does not comply with the new safety rules although work is underway to bring the venue up to standard.

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