Earthquake

Italy cancels friendly after quakes

May 30, 2012
By Associated Press

PARMA, Italy -- Italy's exhibition soccer game against Luxembourg has been called off after two more earthquakes shook northern Italy on Tuesday.

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit in the morning, killing at least 10 people in the same region still struggling to recover from another deadly tremor May 20. Another earthquake of 5.1 rocked the region in the early afternoon and it was decided shortly afterward to cancel the game.

The quake was just 36 miles east of Parma, where Italy was scheduled to play Luxembourg in a tuneup for the European Championship. The team hotel was evacuated briefly in the morning.

The cancellation was another disruption to Italy's preparations. The Azzurri's training center was raided Tuesday by police investigating a match-fixing scandal.