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Rivaldo wants Serie A move for son Rivaldinho from Internacional

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Rivaldo wants his son to follow in his footsteps and play for one of the biggest clubs in Italy.

Former Brazil international Rivaldo says he hopes his son Rivaldinho will follow in his footsteps by playing for a club in Serie A and revealed he has already turned down an offer from a third-division club in Italy.

Rivaldo, 44, spent two seasons at AC Milan but would be happy to see his son sign for any of Serie A's biggest clubs.

But he believes his son should not have to start off as low as the third tier to prove himself, with an offer from Sud Tirol on the table.

Rivaldo, who won the Ballon...

Gennaro Gattuso: Pisa promotion feels like Champions League win

Gennaro Gattuso has led Pisa to promotion to Serie B.

Gennaro Gattuso has likened leading Pisa to promotion to Italy's Serie B to winning the Champions League with AC Milan in 2003.

Gattuso led the Tuscan side to promotion to the second division thanks to a win over Foggia in a playoff on Sunday, sealing their return to Serie B after an absence of seven years.

Speaking at a news conference after the match, the 38-year-old former Milan star -- who also won the Champions League in 2007 -- said it ranked highly on his list of achievements.

"My dream...

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Pescara promoted to Serie A after beating Trapani in playoff final

Pescara celebrate their promotion to Serie A on Thursday.

Pescara were promoted to Serie A after defeating Trapani 3-1 on aggregate in the second-division playoff final on Thursday.

The Dolphins managed a 1-1 draw away to Trapani following a 2-0 win in the first leg to return to the top flight for the first time since being relegated in 2013.

Nicola Citro opened the scoring for Trapani after just five minutes, but Pescara equalised on the night in the 57th minute after Valerio Verre's brilliant 35-yard strike with goalkeeper Nicolas out...

 By Ben Gladwell

Ten arrests made in Serie B match-fixing investigation

Antonio Conte says being acquitted of match-fixing charges does not erase the distress heaped upon himself and his family throughout the trial.

Italian anti-mafia police carried out raids that led to 10 arrests on Monday over the suspected fixing of two games from Italy's Serie B in 2014.

Seven individuals belonging to the "Vanella Grassi" Camorra group are in custody with a further three under house arrest, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport and La Repubblica, after an investigation was launched into two fixtures from Italy's second tier.

The games in question -- Avellino's 3-0 win over Reggina and Modena's 1-0 win over Avellino -- are...

 By Ben Gladwell

Serie A reserve team proposal backed by Juventus' Beppe Marotta

Juventus' general manager Beppe Marotta has hailed a decision which could pave the way to Serie A clubs entering their reserve teams into the Italian league system.

A Lega Serie A meeting on Thursday discussed proposals to adopt a similar system to the ones in force both in Spain and Germany where clubs' reserve teams compete in the lower leagues, rather than in a specific reserve division.

"If it happens, it will be in everybody's best interests," Marotta said after the consultation in Milan to...