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Buenos Aires Supreme Court confirmed the verdict that condemns Argentine player Mauro Camoranesi to pay a compensation to a rival player he injured during a soccer match in 1994. (video above)
The former Italian international was ordered to pay 50 thousand euros plus interest to Roberto Pizzo, who was severely injured after a hard tackle by Camoranesi. He was then playing for Aldosivi while Pizzo for Alvarado, both teams of Argentina’s lower divisions.
Pizzo was 18 at the time and was looking to sign with a first division team, but his career ended because of the injury that caused him to lose 39% of the capacity of the left knee.
“Even though the incident cannot be defined as intentional, it shows a lot of rougness, an excessive and abnormal practice of the sport and an alienation of sporting rules,” said the court that announced the verdict.
Camoranesi who won the 2006 World Cup playing for Italy, now plays for Racing of the Argentine first division and has played also for Italian clubs Hella Verona and Juventus, Mexico’s Santos and Cruz Azul, Uruguay’s Wanderers, Germany’s Stuttgart and Argentina’s Lanus.