Italy soccer chief resigns after failure to reach World Cup

Published 7:27 a.m. ET Nov. 20, 2017 | Updated 8:11 a.m. ET Nov. 20, 2017

ROME (AP) — Italian football federation president Carlo Tavecchio resigned on Monday, a week after the Azzurri failed to qualify for the World Cup.

The announcement came following calls for a complete overhaul of the nation’s most popular sport, from amateur leagues right up to Serie A and the national teams.

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