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Italian soccer team loses 20-0 after fielding only 7 players

CUNEO, Italy (AP) A third-tier Italian soccer team had a day to forget when it lost 20-0 after being able to field only seven players, all of them teenagers.

Pro Piacenza, which has financial problems, had already forfeited three matches and not playing a fourth on Sunday would have seen it thrown out of Serie C.

"What happened at Cuneo with Pro Piacenza is an insult to the sport and its founding principles," Italian football federation president Gabriele Gravina said.

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