Serie A Requests Restructure Of Lower Italian Football Leagues
Serie A will "request a major reform of the Italian league system by seeking changes that would allow its reserve teams to play in the country’s lower leagues," according to SOCCEREX. The league "will make its proposal to the Italian Football Federation (FIGC)." The move "is designed to boost youth development in the domestic game, with Serie A having a team for each of its clubs playing in the Lega Pro, the third and fourth tiers of Italian football." The proposed league would be an U21 championship, while "allowing some over-age players to compete" (SOCCEREX, 4/15).