2007-08 in Italian football

2007-08 in Italian football

The 2007–2008 season was the 106th season of competitive football in Italy.

Overview

* Juventus will make their return to Serie A after being relegated to Serie B for the previous season for their role in the 2006 Serie A scandal.
* Grosseto will make their debut in Serie B, the highest division in which the club has participated in its history.

Events

*June 28 2007 - The FIGC announce that the Serie A season will begin on August 26 2007 and end on May 18 2008.
*August 19 2007 - In the Italian Super Cup, Roma defeat Inter 1-0.
*August 25 2007 - Serie B season begins.
*August 26 2007 - Serie A season begins.
*November 17 2007 - Italy book their place in Euro 2008 with a win over Scotland.
*December 2 2007 - Italy drawn into Group C for Euro 2008 along with Holland, Romania, and France
*May 18 2008 - Inter successfully defends their title in Serie A.
*June 15 2008 - Lecce joins Bologna and Chievo as the teams promoted to Serie A.
*June 17 2008 - Italy finishes second in Group C in Euro 2008 and qualifies for the quarter-finals
*June 22 2008 - Italy is eliminated from Euro 2008 by Spain.
*June 26 2008 - Roberto Donadoni is fired as head coach; Marcello Lippi returns to the position.

Managerial changes

Transfer deals

* List of Italian football transfers 2007-08

Deaths

*Erminio Favalli, 64, Juventus and Palermo midfielder. [cite news |url=http://www.gazzetta.it/Calcio/Primo_Piano/2008/04_Aprile/18/luttofavalli.shtml |publisher=La Gazzetta dello Sport |accessdate=2008-04-18 |date=2008-04-18 |language=Italian |title=E' morto Erminio Favalli ]
*Adriano Lombardi, 62, Avellino defender and then manager. Killed by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. [cite news |url=http://www.gazzetta.it/Calcio/Altro_Calcio/Primo_Piano/2007/11_Novembre/30/lombardi.shtml |publisher=La Gazzetta dello Sport |accessdate=2008-04-18 |date=2007-11-30 |language=Italian |title=È morto Lombardi. Ultima vittima della Sla ]

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