Fabbricini named emergency leader of Italy soccer federation

ROME (AP) Roberto Fabbricini has been appointed emergency leader of the Italian soccer federation after elections earlier this week failed to find a replacement for Carlo Tavecchio.

The Italian Olympic Committee, which oversees all sports in Italy, named its secretary general as emergency leader on Thursday.

Coni president Giovanni Malago says the emergency measures ”will last six months and at the moment we don’t know if that will be enough or if we will have to extend them.”

Already in crisis following Italy’s failure to qualify for the World Cup, emergency measures were imposed on the FIGC after four failed votes to elect a new president on Monday.