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Crisis-ridden Italian FA fails to elect president

The Italian football federation (FIGC) sank further into crisis on Monday after failing to elect a new president on Monday, two-and-a-half months after the national team failed to qualify for the World Cup.

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Napoli’s Belgian striker Dries Mertens (C) celebrates with Napoli’s Italian striker Lorenzo Insigne (R) and Napoli’s Slovakian midfielder Marek Hamsik (L), after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A football match Napoli vs Benevento on September 17, 2017 at San Paolo stadium in Naples. / AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI

After four rounds of voting at a general meeting held in Fiumicino near Rome, none of the three candidates — the president of the Amateur League (LND) Cosimo Sibilia, the president of the third-tier Lega Pro division Gabriele Gravina and the head of the professional players’ union (AIC) Damiano Tommasi — managed to obtain a majority


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