Roma Diawara appeal rejected again

Roma’s final appeal against their 3-0 defeat by default against Verona has been rejected by the CONI Collegio di Garanzia.

The Giallorossi lodged an appeal after they were handed a 3-0 defeat by default in Serie A MD1 away at Verona.

The match ended 0-0 but the Capitolines irregularly fielded Amadou Diawara.

The midfielder had turned 23 in July, so he was no longer eligible for the Under-22 list he had been on last season.

However, Diawara was not registered on the senior player list, even after the Lega Serie A informed Roma of the error.

The Giallorossi were handed a 3-0 defeat by default.

The FIGC Court of Appeal had rejected Roma’s first appeal in November, but the Giallorossi hoped the CONI Collegio di Garanzia could overturn the decision as they did with Juventus-Napoli in December.

The Azzurri had been handed a 3-0 defeat by default against Juventus and docked one point after they hadn’t shown up for the Allianz Stadium clash on October 4 after a COVID outbreak hit the team.

The Collegio Di Garanzia rejected the Giallorossi’s appeal, which means Roma remain sixth with 50 points, while Hellas Verona sit ninth with 38.

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