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NEWS | Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Air Malta seeks ‘official carrier’ status for Juventus

The national airline is in discussions with Italian football team Juventus on a deal which would make Air Malta the official carrier for the football team, this newspaper has learnt.
High-level sources at Air Malta yesterday confirmed the airline was in discussions with Juventus over the deal.
Sources at the Juventus Vero Amore club, the team’s local fans association, did not deny that discussions were taking place between the club and the airline.
The airline previously had a similar agreement with Italian club Messina.
Italy’s Serie A giants will be holding a training camp and play Valletta FC in a showcase friendly this coming January. After last year’s visit by AC Milan, Juventus will be holding a training camp in Malta between 5 and 12 January before leaving Malta to face Catania in a Serie A match on the 13 January. In the time spent here, Juventus will be playing a friendly match at the Ta’ Qali national stadium against Valletta.
Juventus will arrive in Malta with its full squad, including Alex Del Piero, David Trezeguet, Giorgio Chiellini, Mauro Camoranesi, Pavel Nedved, Vincenzo Iaquinta and Gianluigi Buffon who will be on the island for the second time in a few months.


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