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Money, Politics and Violence: Is There Any More Space for Passion in Italian Football?

26 April 2007

Dr John Foot, reader in modern Italian history at UCL, will meet with Cristiano Lucarelli who is Livorno and Italy striker, top-scorer in Serie A in the 2004-5 season and his agent Carlo Pallavicino will take place at UCL on 30 April at 6pm in the JZ Young Lecture Theatre.

Italian football is in a process of deep transformation. The recent scandal of Calciopoli that relegated the most important club in Italy, Juventus, to first division for match-fixing and the severe intervention of the Italian government after the riots that caused the death of a policeman in Catania, have compromised the image of Italian football.

Yet, despite a scenario marked by money, politics and violence, the story of Cristiano Lucarelli is a rare demonstration of loyalty and passion. During the meeting Dr Foot, Cristiano Lucarelli and his agent Carlo Pallavicino will discuss the present and the future of Italian football.

To register for the event, email club_uk@cristianolucarelli.com

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