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Barcelona star, Suarez, under investigation for exam malpractices


The Italian financial police and the Perugia public prosecutors are investigating Barcelona striker, Luis Suarez, for exam malpractices.

An Italian citizenship test which he had to take to facilitate his move to Juventus had a score pre-assigned for him.

A statement from the Perugia public prosecutor’s office said: “Some irregularities have emerged in the exam of certification of Italian, sat on September 17 by Uruguayan football player Luis Alberto Suarez Diaz, needed to obtain the Italian citizenship.

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“From the investigation, it emerged that the topics in the exam had been agreed in advance with the applicant and that the relative mark had been attributed even before carrying out the exam, regardless of the fact that an elementary proficiency of the Italian language had been verified during remote classes carried out by lecturers of the University for Foreigners.

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“Today, the Italian financial police are moving forward to capture the documents at the university offices, to verify the actions described beforehand and notify the information assurances for the crimes of revelation of professional secrecy, false representation committed by public officials in official documents and other.”

The Uruguayan was to take the test because Juventus had no space in their squad for a non-EU player.

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Juventus is now looking towards signing Alvaro Morata from Atletico Morata.