Prosecutors Want Trial For Luis Suarez Italian Language Test

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Football star Luis Suarez.

Italian prosecutors want three university officials and a lawyer to stand trial for allegedly helping Luis Suarez pass an Italian language test ahead of a move to Juventus that fell through, according to Italian media reports. Suarez has admitted receiving the questions in advance of the exam.

PROSECUTORS in Perugia say the former dean, general director and rector of Perugia’s University for Foreigners, as well as a Juventus lawyer, helped the Suarez cheat on an Italian exam.

The Uruguayan player need to pass the exam to get an Italian passport as Juventus had already filled its quota for non-EU players.

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The transfer fell through and Suarez joined Atletico Madrid from Barcelona.

The football star has been called as a witness in the case. He admitted receiving the questions in advance of the September 17 test, according to Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore.

One of the professors who allegedly helped Suarez cheat has already negotiated a one-year suspended sentence, the reports said.


A preliminary hearing on whether the four suspects should stand trial is scheduled for September 28.


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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.

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