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Thursday June 26 2014
Albertini eyes B teams?

Demetrio Albertini reportedly has in mind a reduced Serie A and the introduction of B teams to Italian football, if he becomes FIGC President.

Current President Giancarlo Abete also handed in his ‘irrevocable resignation’ following Italy’s early exit from the 2014 World Cup, and the race to replace him is now seen as between Carlo Tavecchio, current President of the National Amateur League and Albertini, current Football Federation Vice-President.

Whilst Tavecchio is seen as the early favourite to take the role, details have emerged on former Milan midfielder Albertini’s apparent plans if he were to take charge.

Tuttosport report that the 42-year-old would intend to reduce Serie A back to 18 teams, ‘to make it more competitive’ and to boost teams’ performance in European competition.

Albertini is also apparently interested in adopting the model used by the Spanish League, that allows clubs to enter B teams into lower divisions, to allow further game time for Serie A players.

It is also believed that he is proposing a reduction in the number of foreigners in the Italian top flight.

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