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Berlusconi wants Superliga for Italian top teams

SoccerNews in Serie A 24 Apr 2008

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Recently elected Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi didn’t need long to give his opinion on something football-related.

Berlusconi, who also is president of Serie A giants AC Milan, feels that his country needs a new league structure.

“The top teams should have their own league. If you invest so much in your team, it is unthinkable to let them play against teams from the province, where a 20,000 seats stadium is usually half empty,” said Berlusconi.

“When the big teams play, the stadiums are always full and the television viewer ratings are huge. Only with these top teams we can become a European superpower again.”

The businessman slash politician wants the smaller teams to have their own league as well.

Next to his jobs in politics and club management, Berlusconi also has a company which currently owns the television rights to Milan, Inter, AS Roma and Juventus.

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