(R to L) Three candidates Gabriele Gravina, Cosimo Sibilia and Damiano Tommasi pose for a picture during an election for the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) presidency in Rome, Italy, January 29, 2018. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Italian football plunged further into crisis just two months after the country's dramatic World Cup exit, with the failure to elect a new federation chief amid scenes of chaos in Rome.Of the three candidates to replace Carlo Tavecchio as FIGC president, only former Italy and Roma player Damiano Tommasi, 41, looked to have the profile to offer the promised change needed in Italian football.Italian football is without a president for both the FIGC and the top division Serie A, and it has no national team coach, following Gian Piero Ventura's dismissal post-World Cup failure.But the situation of club football in Italy looks healthier with reigning champions Juventus, currently in a closely fought battle with Serie A leaders Napoli for the league title, reaching two Champions League finals in three years.
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