NEWS
Tuesday March 17 2020
Preziosi: 'May 9 for Serie A start'

Genoa President Enrico Preziosi revealed the most likely start date for Serie A football is now May 9. “Lega Serie A and the FIGC both agree on that date, coronavirus permitting.”

Serie A was the first of the major European leagues to shut down during the pandemic, swiftly followed by most of the other nations both in this continent and around the world.

It was officially closed down until April 3, although with the number of cases and deaths still spiking every day in Italy, that seems very unlikely.

“We knew it was possible to postpone Euro 2020 and it was the right decision,” Preziosi told Radio Kiss Kiss.

“I don’t know how much this postponement will cost, but it’s necessary so that we can conclude the domestic leagues and European club competitions.

“It’s frankly difficult to make predictions right now, because we have to hope the virus doesn’t spread even more. I think the Government lockdown decree will be extended past Easter.

“The Lega Serie A and FIGC both agree on the date of May 9, coronavirus permitting. Players need to resume training first to get back into shape, so need a couple of weeks.”

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