The lawyer, Maria Turco, denied any business agreement with the university and said that her words had been taken out of context. Italian authorities are investigating Luis Suarez’ Italian exam after discovering the Uruguayan knew the questions ahead of time. Luis Alberto „Lucho“ Suárez Díaz (* 24. “The player isn’t at risk. He does not conjugate verbs, he only speaks using the infinitive. Earlier this month, Barcelona revealed they were so keen to offload Suarez's wages, they would pay to get him off the books. Before transferring to the Spanish giant Barcelona in 2014 for a fee at the time worth more than $100 million, he played for Liverpool in England and Ajax in the Netherlands. After Juventus pulled out of a deal, Atletico Madrid became the new favourites to sign the Uruguayan, beating Ajax to the move. The problems started when they found themselves faced with someone who knew no Italian. “I am not asking that Italy cuts its blood ties with the old emigrants,” she said. But it is time that the country adopted birthright citizenship, she wrote, to “project itself into the future” and “finally accept being a plural country.”, “This would be real news,” she added. Suarez has been caught biting opponents THREE times during his career. Fatjona Lamçe, an activist for immigrant rights who is from Albania and is married to an Italian, said the controversy exposed the flaws of the system. It read: "During the investigations some irregularities have emerged in the exam of Certification of Italian, sat on September 17 by Uruguayan football player Luis Alberto Suarez Diaz, needed to obtain the Italian citizenship. The process often takes years. Italian prosecutors said on Tuesday they had evidence that the language exam taken by Barcelona’s Uruguay striker Luis Suarez to obtain Italian citizenship ahead of a possible move to Juventus was rigged. Luis Suarez's wife Sofia Balbi aims cheeky dig at Barcelona in Instagram post. It cleared the way for a fast-track citizenship approval which would mean Juventus could sign him without exceeding its permitted quota of non-EU players, but suspicions were quickly raised in the media that he was given preferential treatment. Suarez passed his exam, but - soon after - Juve pulled the plug on the deal. 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Luis Suarez has been accused of cheating in an Italian language exam he needed to pass to seal a move from Barcelona to Juventus earlier this month. Juventus has so far declined to comment and Suárez has not publicly addressed the allegations. The Uruguayan forward Luis Suárez, a star at the Spanish club Barcelona, was trying to get a passport to smooth a transfer to Juventus. Sanchez injury doubt ahead of Inter-AC Milan, Hodgson: I remember imagining headlines about my death on the mountain as I drove overnight in snow to join Inter. The Barcelona outcast, 33, was seemingly on the brink of a move to the Serie A champions - but first had to pass a language test. Igiaba Scego, a Somali-Italian writer, said in an editorial in the Italian newspaper Domani that the system needed review. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. They are also set to give Diego Costa the boot. Barcelona target Arsenal star as Koeman rebuilds - Euro Papers. Suarez flew to Perugia last week and completed his test in under an hour, a detail that raised suspicion amongst the Guardia di Finanza given the B1 language test takes longer than one hour to complete. Atleti have already offloaded Alvaro Morata - who only joined on a permanent deal this summer - to Juventus to make room. “From the investigative activities it emerged that the topics covered by the exam had been agreed in advance and that the score had been assigned before the exam, and that the candidate had demonstrated only an elementary knowledge of the Italian language. That would have allowed him to be registered as a citizen of the European Union and thus would not have counted towards Juve's non-EU quota. “During the investigations, irregularities emerged in the exam taken by Luis Suarez to obtain the Italian citizenship," a statement from the Prosecutor’s Office of Perugia and the Guardia di Finanza read. Becoming Italian is usually a lengthy undertaking. A penalty was awarded and subsequently missed - with Uruguay ultimately progressing on penalties. But investigators say his language exam was fixed. "The relative mark had been attributed even before carrying out the exam, regardless of the fact an elementary proficiency of the Italian language has been verified during remote classes carried out by lecturers. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines. But not, it seems, if you are a star professional soccer player. “Not if Suárez moves to Juventus or not.”, Soccer Player’s Bid for Italian Citizenship Prompts Claim of Rigged Test. “A Serie A club asked that Suarez take the exam,” Sarri told Radio Punto Nuovo. Suarez, 33, obtained the intermediate B1 qualification required for citizenship in just 15 minutes, his examiner said after the test, and was only required to do the oral part of the exam. Suarez was eligible to apply for a passport as his wife, Sofia Balbi, has Italian ancestors - but rules dictate he must pass his language test. Rafael Nadal Wears $1 Million Richard Mille Watch While Playing French Open; Tennis’ GOAT? According to a statement on Tuesday from Raffaele Cantone, the chief prosecutor in the Italian city of Perugia, the home of the university that administered Suárez’s language exam, the player’s test showed irregularities. Italian authorities are investigating Luis Suarez’ Italian exam after discovering the Uruguayan knew the questions ahead of time. Suárez’s wife is of Italian descent, and her Italian passport granted him the opportunity to apply for citizenship without having 10 years of residency. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. “Formally, he was awarded a diploma for an intermediary level, but we discovered it was all predetermined. Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. According to a report in the Italian daily Il Corriere della Sera, a lawyer for Juventus contacted the University for Foreigners in Perugia to promise more business in exchange for preferential treatment for the player on his test. The apparent efforts to fast-track Suárez’s application have prompted fury from those forced to go through the regular, often long process, and have dragged elements of Italy’s immigration regulations under the spotlight. Suarez was eligible to apply for a passport as his wife, Sofia Balbi, has Italian ancestors - but rules dictate he must pass his language test. Suarez was sent-off during the 2010 World Cup quarter-finals against Ghana for an outrageous, deliberate handball preventing Dominic Adiyiah from scoring in the final minute with the scores level at 1-1. The Guardia di Finanza and the Perugia Prosecutor’s Office have since uncovered the irregularities, with Guardia Colonel Selvaggio Sarri leading the investigation. 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Following Atletico Madrid's 6-1 win against Granada on Sunday, Luis Suarez's wife took to Instagram to post a heartfelt message for her spouse and also take a sly dig at his former team. Suarez, whose wife is of Italian descent, passed the exam last Thursday at the University for Foreigners in Perugia. Suárez’s wife is of Italian descent, and her Italian passport granted him the opportunity to apply for citizenship without having 10 years of residency. Copyright © 2020 The Indian Express [P] Ltd. All Rights Reserved, Luis Suarez language exam for Italian citizenship rigged, say prosecutors, Luis Suarez joined Barcelona from Liverpool in 2014. The paperwork requires evidence of family links and police checks, as well as proof of the ability to speak Italian to an acceptable level. Italy only recently instituted a successful language test as a condition for citizenship, and extended the waiting time for applicants, as part of the so-called security decree introduced by Matteo Salvini, the anti-immigrant former interior minister. The university did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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