Luis Suarez Accused Of Cheating In Italian Passport Exam


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Luis Suarez has been accused of agreeing on topics in an Italian citizenship exam before taking the test. Now Authorities are investigating the events that occurred during Juventus’ pursuit of the Barcelona striker.


The Bianconeri were quick to express their intentions for a transfer immediately Ronald Koeman made it clear that the experienced Uruguayan frontman would no longer feature in his plans at Camp Nou.


A potential transfer to Serie A seemed to suit all parties. However, Suarez is eager to remain at the very highest level as he prepares to open a new chapter in his career at the age of 33.

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Juve explored the option of getting the South American and Italian passport, as he is married to a citizen of the country, meaning that he would not take up a non-EU spot in their squad.


Suarez hopped on a plane to Perugia to take the relevant tests, with the ‘B1’ assessment passed.

The Prosecutor’s Office of Perugia and the Guardia di Finanza are, however, now investigating alleged irregularities in that process.

Part of their remit is to look into crimes of “secrets and false ideology in public documents”.

Suarez is accused of agreeing on topics ahead of his exam, allowing the result to be predetermined.

A statement from the relevant authorities read: “During the investigations, irregularities emerged in the exam taken by Luis Suarez to obtain Italian citizenship.

“From the investigative activities, it emerged that the topics covered by the exam had been agreed in advance and that the score had been assigned before the exam, and that the candidate had demonstrated only an elementary knowledge of the Italian language.

“Today the financial police are carrying out documentary acquisitions at the University of Perugia aimed at confirming the conduct described and notifying for crimes of disclosure of office secrets, ideological falsehood committed by public officials and more.”


As Suarez falls under the spotlight in Italy, Juve has dropped interests in securing his signature and moved on to other targets.

Roma striker Edin Dzeko was sought out at one stage before sights settled on the familiar face of Alvaro Morata.

The Spain international is undergoing medical checks in Turin ahead of a switch from Atletico Madrid, having previously spent two years with the Bianconeri between 2014 and 2016, with it possible that his place at Wanda Metropolitano could now be filled by Suarez.


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