The Milan board put out a statement that sure sounded like they know what UEFA’s decisions about the penalties for the FFP violations will be.
#ACMilan release lengthy statement outlining financial status and demanding "equal rules for all" in #FFP hearing, but risk being excluded from #UEFA competition for two years https://t.co/A0VKHKU831 pic.twitter.com/GlewuiQUeI— footballitalia (@footballitalia) June 24, 2018
Milan put out a long statement with various statistics about money and the performance of the club, and finished it by saying, “Milan are ready to pay for the errors made in the past. We have the utmost respect for the rules, but we expect equality. Judgement must be based on facts and equal rules for all”
Of course, the statement completely ignores the main point of the rejection of the FFP settlement, that UEFA found that it did not appear that the current owners had enough capital to continue to run the club, much less pay back the loan that they owed to Elliott Management.
We should get a resolution to at least some of these issues this week.
On to the links.
AC Milan Links and Italian Football Links
The latest in the ownership saga at AC Milan has Italian-born American businessman Rocco Commisso interested in buying the club. [AC Milan Offside]
Venezia midfielder Leo Stulac is reportedly set for a switch to Parma. [Football-Italia.net]
Fabio Borini could be on his way out of Milan, with a host of clubs reportedly interested. [Football-Italia.net]
World Football Links
Who needs what in the final fixtures of the group stage to qualify for the knockout rounds of the tournament. [BBC.com]
Sporting Clube de Portugal president Bruno de Carvalho to quit after fans voted they wanted him gone. [BBC.com]
Colombia rebounded from their opening loss to beat, and eliminate, Poland. [ESPN.com]
Japan came from behind twice to draw 2-2 with Senegal. [ESPN.com]
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane had a hat-trick as England beat Panama 6-1. [Sky Sports]