Police investigates Suarez’s Italian citizenship test for Cheating

Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez reacts during the Spanish Super Cup semi final between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on January 9, 2020, at the King Abdullah Sport City in the Saudi Arabian port city of Jeddah. - The winner will face Real Madrid in the final on January 12. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP) (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images)
Italian authorities are investigating alleged “irregularities” in Uruguayan footballer Luis Suarez’s Italian citizenship test.

The Barcelona striker took the exam last week as part of a possible move to Italian club Juventus.

But the Perugia prosecutor’s office and the financial police say they are looking into how the test took place.

Judicial sources however have told Golden News Ng that Suarez himself is not under investigation.

The player allegedly knew about subjects given in the test before he took it at the University of Perugia and had his final score agreed beforehand, according to a statement issued by the prosecutor’s office in Perugia, central Italy, and the Guardia di Finanza.

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Moreover, the Uruguay national “demonstrated only an elementary knowledge of the Italian language”, according to the statement.

Five university officials, including the dean, are now under investigation. Authorities seized documents at the university on Tuesday.


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