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Play in Italy Set to Resume Nov. 25
Associated Press, November 15th, 2007 3:30PM

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Players, ex-players and the Italian media will continue to debate whether the shooting death of Lazio fan Gabriele Sandri should result in the indefinite suspension of play in Italy, but Italian soccer federation president Giancarlo Abete says the organization expects play to resume as scheduled on Nov. 25. "We were clear yesterday. We decided unanimously to stop the leagues scheduled to play this weekend and call a federation meeting for Thursday to hear the [club presidents] and evaluate the measures," Abete told the ANSA news agency.

After that, Abete said any sanctions against fans and clubs would be left to national watchdog groups and local police chiefs. One such national group announced that large groups of violent fans -- often referred to as "ultras" -- would be banned from traveling to certain games. For so-called "high-risk" games, no away fans would be permitted to attend until an identity card system is devised.

Meanwhile, in recognition of Sandri's death, the Italian national team will wear black armbands when it travels to Glasgow for the team's penultimate Euro 2008 qualifier against Scotland. A win would guarantee qualification for next summer's finals in Austria and Switzerland for the Azzurri.

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