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Roma unveil new home kit of 2015/16

Five first team stars model the new kit. Credit:
Roma will compete in the Champions League after finishing second behind Juventus. Credit:
shorts include a yellow stripe that connects with the shirt's stripe. Credit:

Roma have launched their new home kit for next season which takes inspiration from the Italian capital's rich history.

According to the Serie A club's website, the strip gives a nod to "the armour worn by Roman soldiers," with a crew neck collar paying homage to ancient soldiers' iron chest attire.

For the first time in Roma's history, the numbers printed on the back will also contain a graphic print tribute to Rome's architectural hotspots and ancient streets.

Feyenoord fans clash with police in Rome

Ugly scenes in Rome overshadowed the football. Credit: PA

A group of Feyenoord fans clashed with police at the Spanish Steps in Rome before last night's Europa League match.

Twenty-two Feyenoord supporters were arrested and eight charged after trouble flared before the Dutch side's European clash against Roma.

The football match ended one goal apiece.


Rome to bid for 2024 Olympics

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is fully behind the bid. Credit: PA

Rome will enter a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced on Monday.

The application phase for potential candidates is set to formally open in September 2015, with a deadline of January 8 2016 and the announcement of the chosen venue set for the summer of 2017.

Following concerns over finance, Italy, which hosted the 1960 Olympics in Rome, had scrapped plans to bid for the 2020 Games, which will be held in Tokyo, Japan.

Renzi told a news conference at the Italian National Olympic Committee headquarters in the capital: ''The Italian government, together with CONI, is ready to do its part for a project that isn't based on great infrastructures or big dreams, but rather great people."

Three arrested as part of Vatican bank investigation

A Vatican cleric, a member of Italy's secret services and a financial broker have been arrested as part of an Italian investigation into the Vatican bank, a police source and a lawyer told Reuters.

St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in Rome, Italy.

The cleric, Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, worked as an accountant in the Vatican's financial administration. He was arrested in a parish in Rome's outskirts, his lawyer Silverio Sica said.

Scarano was suspended from his duties several weeks ago when he was placed under investigation by magistrates in the southern city of Salerno, his home town.

In that investigation, Scarano was accused of taking 600,000 Euros in cash out of an account in the Vatican bank a little at a time, usually 10,000 Euros, and giving it to friends who gave him checks. It is alleged he then deposited the checks into an Italian bank account to pay off a mortgage.

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