Row over Italian Cup final venue escalates
MILAN, March 27 — The Italian Cup final between Juventus and Napoli on May 20 still has no venue after a row between the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) and Serie A over the use of Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.
Serie A rubber-stamped a decision yesterday to host the final as usual in Rome but Gianni Petrucci, head of CONI which owns the Olimpico, was annoyed that the league had not officially asked him so he has blocked its use.
“For us the matter is closed, they’ll have to think of another stadium,” Petrucci told ANSA today.
Juventus reacted with anger, saying such a big match deserved to be played at the famous arena in the capital while Napoli fans do not want to travel all the way to Milan’s San Siro for the game. — Reuters