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Parma-Udinese game postponed as hosts struggle with finances

February 20, 2015

ROME (AP) — Parma’s league match against Udinese in Serie A on Sunday has been postponed with the club unable to pay for security and electricity.

The Italian football federation confirmed the postponement after Parma officials announced that the only way the match could be played was without fans.

Bottom-placed Parma was recently sold for the second time this season, with Giampietro Manenti taking over as new owner and president from the Russian-Cypriot conglomerate which had taken control in December.

The club was deducted one point earlier this season for failing to pay players’ wages. With salaries still unpaid, another heftier penalty is likely soon.

The federation says the match has been postponed to a “date that will be arranged by Serie A.”

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