Roma issued with loss for using ineligible player

have been handed a 3-0 defeat in their league season opener for having fielded a footballer that was not on their official squad list, the Lega said Tuesday. Guinean midfielder was not on the Giallorossi's list when he played almost all of their game Saturday at Verona, which ended 0-0.

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.

Midfielder Amadou Diawara started the match but was not listed on '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.

Also, Verona coach Ivan Jurić was fined 5,000 euros (nearly $6,000) for having "inferred directions to his team on multiple occasions" even though he was suspended for the match.






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