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Torino is the home of two great football teams: Juventus and Torino.
Juventus (the Latin name means "youth") is one of the oldest Italian football teams and the one that has won the most of cups and championships. It has been champion of Italia 29 times so far. My parents and I support Juventus and here you see my mum in front of the Juventus shop (she loves Alessandro Del Piero, one of the best Italian and European football players).
If you want to buy Juventus products, you don't need to travel to Torino, you can visit the official site.
After a major scandal, on 14th July 2006 the Football Court condemned Juventus to the withdraw of the 2004/05 and the non-assignation of the 2005/06 scudetti ("small shields"), as well as to the relegation to serie B with 30 points of penalization. The Federal Appeal Court reduced the penalization to 17 points, but Juventus is the only of the four condemned teams that will play in serie B in 2006/07.
Torino was a great team once. It won seven Italian championships and it was referred to as il Grande Torino. Sadly, the airplane that was taking the team home from Lisboa on 14th May 1949 crashed at Superga (a hill just outside the city) and all players died. That's why Superga is so famous. You can see and read more about that fabulous team here (only in Italian). Today, Torino plays in the serie B, but it will likely be promoted to serie A due to the relegation of Juventus, Fiorentina and Lazio.
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