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 By Ben Gladwell

Kalidou Koulibaly racism shows more should be done - former FIGC president

Maurizio Sarri and Stefano Pioli both bemoaned the racist chanting from supporters which saw their Serie A clash suspended.

The former president of the Italian Football Association (FIGC) says more must be done to stamp down on racist behaviour following the incidents at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday night.

Giancarlo Abete, who stepped down from the role with the FIGC in June 2014, has praised referee Massimiliano Irrati for suspending a game for almost four minutes after Lazio supporters racially taunted Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly.

Koulibaly also believes the official made the right call and showed "courage"...

 By Ben Gladwell

Lazio given partial stadium ban by Lega Serie A for racist chanting

Gonzalo Higuain and Jose Callejon scored three minutes apart as Napoli cruised to a 2-0 win over Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico.

Lazio will have to play their next two Serie A fixtures with part of the Stadio Olimpico closed following incidents of racist chanting in their 2-0 defeat to Napoli on Wednesday.

That fixture was halted for three minutes and 40 seconds in the second half by referee Massimiliano Irrati, who wanted an end to be brought to the chanting from home fans in the direction of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. The game proceeded without any further interruption, although some of the chanting continued, according...

 By Ben Gladwell

Lazio face punishment over racist chants in Napoli defeat

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly was taunted by Lazio fans during Wednesday's game.

Lazio face the prospect of playing their next two Serie A games with part of the Stadio Olimpico closed after racist chanting overshadowed their 2-0 defeat to Napoli on Wednesday night.

The Serie A fixture had to be stopped for several minutes by the referee after Lazio fans constantly barracked Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly with racial taunts and monkey noises.

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"The situation was becoming embarrassing, for Koulibaly and for everybody," Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri said

He praised referee...

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Barcelona star Neymar would never go to Real Madrid - Diego Maradona

Ronaldinho hopes Neymar will follow his heart, although he says he wouldn't like to play in the current Barca squad.
The ESPN FC crew look ahead to the Copa del Rey semifinal clash between Valencia and Barcelona.
Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi speaks about football, life and the future with the five captains of La Masia.

Neymar will never leave Barcelona for Real Madrid, Argentina legend Diego Maradona has said.

Maradona, in the United Arab Emirates as part of the promotion for the Dubai Tour cycling race, said he believes Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar to be untouchable.

The South American attacking trio have helped the Catalan club to a combined 18 goals in the first month of 2016, and rivals have not found the antidote. Barca lead La Liga by three points, are qualified for the knockout stages of the...