Roma issued with loss for using ineligible player


Roma's Amadou Diawara (Riccardo De Luca/AP)

ROME — Roma was issued a 3-0 loss to Hellas Verona by Serie A’s disciplinary judge on Tuesday for using an ineligible player.

The match — the league opener for both teams — ended 0-0 on Saturday.

Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara started the match but was not listed on Roma’s 25-man team list. Diawara, who turned 23 in July, was no longer eligible for Roma Under-22s like last season.

The game was Roma’s first under new owners, after the Texas-based Friedkin Group took control of the club from fellow American James Pallotta last month.

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