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UEFA investigates Italian soccer head over racism

Italian national soccer team's new coach Antonio Conte, left, flanked by Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) President Carlo Tavecchio, speak during a press conference for his presentation, in Rome, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

LONDON (AP) — The Italian football federation’s new president is being investigated by UEFA over an alleged racist comment and could be banned for three months.

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New coach Conte vows to return Italy to top

In this May 5, 2014 file photo, Juventus coach Antonio Conte waves to supporters prior to the start of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Atalanta at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy. Former Juventus manager Antonio Conte is the new coach of Italy, after signing a two-year contract. The Italian football federation announced the news on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 three days after new president Carlo Tavecchio was elected. The 45-year-old Conte replaces Cesare Prandelli, who resigned, along with former FIGC president Giancarlo Abete, immediately after Italy's early elimination from the World Cup in Brazil. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca, File)

ROME (AP) — Antonio Conte is ready to turn Italy back into a powerhouse.

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