Roma Issued With Loss For Using Ineligible Player
Hellas Verona's Miguel Veloso, right, and Roma's Diawara Amadou in action during an Italian Serie A soccer match between Verona and Roma at the Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Paola Garbuio/LaPresse via AP)
ROME: Roma was issued a 3-0 loss to Hellas Verona by Serie As disciplinary judge on Tuesday for using an ineligible player.
The match — the league opener for both teams — ended 0-0 on Saturday.
Midfielder Amadou Diawara started the match but was not listed on Roma’s 25-man team list. Diawara, who turned 23 in July, was no longer eligible for Roma Under-22s like last season.
The game was Roma’s first under new owners, after the Texas-based Friedkin Group took control of the club from fellow American James Pallotta last month.
Also, Verona coach Ivan Juri was fined 5,000 euros (nearly $6,000) for having inferred directions to his team on multiple occasions even though he was suspended for the match.
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