Berlusconi dons football scarf

May 27, 2003
By Claire Soares
ROME, May 27 (Reuters) - Any leader worth his political salt knows how to cash in on soccer success but in Italy it's a completely different ball game, with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi running AC Milan as well as the country.

But as Berlusconi - the man who named his Forza Italia party after the terrace cry, 'Go Italy' - fights a stalling economy, rising unemployment and a charge of bribing judges, soccer could provide a welcome release.

After an eight-year European final ...

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