Chievo Verona out of Serie B as Italians crack down on financial rules

July 28 – Italy’s Chievo Verona have been kicked out of Serie B for the 2021-22 season, effectively declaring them bankrupt, and their place will be taken by Cosenza, according to Italian news media.

Chievo had one final appeal to keep their league position, but that too was rejected.

Every club in Italy must prove their financial status before being allowed to register for the new season, minimising the risk any side could go bankrupt during a campaign.

Chievo were not allowed to register, as they had outstanding tax payments, and their appeals were all rejected.

Cosenza have been promoted back into Serie B instead, filling the gap in the 2021-22 fixture list that had been drawn up with an ‘x’.

Chievo, meantime, will have to start all over again in Serie D.

There were also exclusions in Serie C, with Carpi, Novara, Sambenedettese and Casertana  all failing to prove their financial stability.

Paganese are the only club who managed to win their appeal and remain in Serie C.

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