The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) is meeting the government on Monday to decide when Italian football resumes after hooligans killed an Italian policeman. All weekend matches, as well as an international against Romania, were cancelled. The meeting will take place after the funeral of Filippo Raciti, who died in the riots.
The funeral of the policeman killed during the rioting saw thousands of people flooding the cathedral square in Catania in Sicily. The crowds clapped as the flag-draped coffin was brought in with The Pope condemning the post-match clashes between fans and police as a "stain on the football world." Italy’s interior minister who attended the funeral warned of an "extraordinary response" to unprecedented violence.
Giuliano Amato told La Repubblica newspaper: "The fans are risking the possibility of never seeing football again – of being without football forever, with stadiums empty and barred."
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