The football federation has told Italys most famous football referee, the bald-headed Pierluigi Collina, who became famous when he refereed the World Cup final match in South Korea in 2002, that he can have one more year on the pitch. The referee was 45 years old in February this year and should have stepped down and taken a desk-bound job as director of referees for the Italian football federation. However, Collina will be allowed to referee international games until the end of 2005 and games in Italy until the end of June 2006. He will not qualify to be a referee at next years World Cup matches to be played in Germany. The charismatic ref has become a personality in Italy and frequently appears on television programmes and in advertisements for products as varied as banking services and Gorgonzola cheese.
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PARIOLI – Via Archimede - ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL - Remodeled and very bright 4th floor apartment in an elegant building with concierge in a very quiet street in Parioli. The apartm...
Monteverde Vecchio near Villa Pamphili - We have a delightful 1-bedroom apartment renting in the heart of Monteverde Vecchio. It is on the 2nd floor of a residential building and...
Presto Tours is seeking a kind, caring person to join our sales team in Rome. If you think you have what it takes to promote high end, boutique tours of Italy, we welcome you to s...