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UEFA ban FIGC president Tavecchio for 6 months

UEFA have banned new FIGC president Carlo Tavecchio for six months over racist comments.

Tavecchio made the controversial comments over Italian immigration.

"Our President does not lose his international representation. He will be present at the next two Italy games against Azerbaijan and Malta," assured FIGC director general Michele Uva.

"It seems only right that we bring this whole situation back to its real dimension. All the ban means is that Tavecchio cannot put himself forward as a candidate for six months on commissions that will be renewed in two years and he won't participate in a three-day congress in March.

"As far as we are concerned, the case is closed. Let us think about the future."

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