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DELAYED: Italian fans must wait to see Ronaldo play again

Now that the world cup is fading into memory, Europe's football fans are tuning in to the sport's new season. But not if they are Italian. Supporters of the likes of Juventus, AC Milan and Roma will have to wait a while longer to see their clubs kick a ball in anger. Their season, which should have started on Aug. 31, will not kick off until Sept. 15 because the clubs and television companies have failed to agree to new deals.

The delay was inevitable after state broadcaster Radio-televisione Italiana (RAI) offered the Serie A and B teams...

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