Torino & Messina expelled from Serie A

July 15, 2005
By James Eve
ROME, July 15 (Reuters) - Former champions Torino and Messina have been expelled from Serie A because of the poor state of their finances, a board meeting of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) decided on Friday.

Both clubs have already indicated they will appeal in the law courts against any ban, which means that the case could rumble on until the start of next season on August 28.

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