Italian Football Federation under inquiry, by AGCM, for alleged abuse of dominant position

The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) has initiated an investigation against the Italian Football Federation, Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC), for allegedly abusing its dominant position in the organisation of recreational-amateur football competitions in the youth sector. The AGCM is concerned with the actions of FIGC which requires obtaining prior authorisation to organise youth recreational-amateur tournaments. Allegedly, these actions illegitimately restrict the freedom of Sports Promotion Bodies from organising recreational-amateur football resulting in fewer opportunities for the young players.