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The Zebrette have had their bid to replace the Stadio Friuli approved and construction is set to commence soon as they look to follow the example set by Juventus

Udinese have confirmed that they have been given the green light to build a new stadium by the Udine city council.

The announcement was considered little more than a formality after it emerged that the Zebrette, who finished third in Serie A last season, were the only party to submit a bid for the project.

Udinese now plan to reveal their plans for the 'new Friuli' at a press conference later this week, with construction set to commence imminently.

The club are looking to follow the example set by Italian champions Juventus, who moved into their own stadium last summer.

The Stadio Friuli, which staged matches during the 1990 World Cup, opened in 1976 and has a capacity of just over 30,000.