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Football: Cagliari to host Milan in Turin - official

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Cagliari will be forced to host fellow Serie A side AC Milan in Turin this weekend because of ongoing problems with their new stadium, officials ruled Thursday.

Cagliari moved into their new Is Arenas stadium at the start of the season, but the venue has been dogged by problems ever since.

The Sardinian side's bid to welcome a full house for the visit of Milan, one of Italian football's biggest draws, on Sunday was put in doubt midweek when a local mayor told radio of his concerns over safety issues.

Serie A president Maurizio Beretta consulted the National Observatory for Sports Events, which ruled that the stadium "is unfit to host a game in which the influx of fans will be significant", according to an official Serie A statement on www.legaseriea.it.

Beretta confirmed that the game will be played at Turin's Olympic Stadium, the home of Serie A club Torino.

Torino are playing away at Udinese this weekend.

Earlier this season Cagliari had to host Juventus at Parma’s Stadio Tardini due to similar concerns.

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