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Prosecutors have determined the newly-elected president of the Italian Football Federation will face no punishment for comments over foreign players

Italian Football Federation president Carlo Tavecchio will face no action over comments concerning foreign players in Serie A.

The 71-year-old was elected as FIGC chief earlier this month despite causing uproar when he referred to young African footballers as "banana eaters" when discussing what he believes to be a excessive number of foreigners in top academies in Italy.

An investigation was launched into Tavecchio's comments but prosecutor Stefano Polazzi has closed the case after determining that no clear disciplinary breach had been committed.

A statement on the FIGC's official website confirmed Tavecchio would face no punishment "because it [the investigation] did not reveal any facts of disciplinary importance to charge the newly elected president of the FIGC, Carlo Tavecchio, both in objective and subjective terms."

Tavecchio beat former AC Milan midfielder Demetrio Albertini to the role of president despite the stir caused by his comments, despite his rivlal revealing footballers had called to voice their concern over the racism allegations.