Tuesday May 14 2019
'Serie A could implement playoffs'

FIGC chief Gabriele Gravina has revealed that the possibility of playoffs and playouts in Serie A is being explored.

Playoffs and playouts in Serie A are currently reserved for just extraordinary cases, when clubs are tied on points, goal difference and head-to-head record at the end of the season.

However, Gravina told Corriere dello Sport: “Football is experiencing a crisis that doesn’t need new rules so much, but rather new change.

“It has to change direction in a very big way. I’ve talked about playoffs and playouts in Serie A.

“It’s science-fiction right now, but it’s also something that can get us talking. That’s our priority right now.

"There can be a first phase of the season, with 10 teams to play off and 10 to play out, then a second phase that would generate interest.”

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