Third Serie A title on the cards for Lazio - from 1914/15

Lazio could be about to win the Italian championship for the third time - for the 1914/15 season.

Italy's involvement in World War One denied the club the chance to take the title in an end-of-season clash with Genoa.

The title was eventually awarded to Genoa in 1919 when the Italian football federation (FIGC) ruled they were generally regarded as the better team.

But now, after more than 30,000 Lazio fans signed a petition, the FIGC has set up a commission to look at whether the title should be shared.

"It is a legitimate Scudetto," Lazio president Claudio Lotito told Italian media on Thursday. "It was taken away from us by the war."

A decision is due to be announced on August 4.

A ruling in Lazio's favour would put them level with neighbours and arch-rivals AS Roma on three Italian titles.

Lazio previously won the Serie A title in 1973/74 and 1999/2000.