Friday April 3 2020
Serie A scraps return date

Serie A has scrapped its initial target of resuming the season at the end of May and will now only do so once ‘health conditions allow it’.

Lega Serie A met the Italian players’ union (AIC) on Friday to discuss rescheduling options for 2019-20 and salary cuts in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Although no agreement could be reached for wages, Serie A did confirm in a statement that – like the Premier League - it had gone on an indefinite break.

“The Lega Serie A assembly meeting took place this afternoon, with all 20 clubs present via video conference.

“The position that emerged from talks between UEFA, ECA and the European Leagues held yesterday was represented at the meeting.

“With regards to the possible completion of the remaining Serie A and Coppa Italia matches, Lega Serie A will only consider the resumption of sporting activity when health conditions allow it, adhering, as it has always done, to government decrees and taking into primary consideration the protection of the health of the players and all those involved.

“In facing the different scenarios, which are still uncertain, Lega Serie A - with the participation of club representatives - will continue to analyse the impact and consequences of COVID-19 on medical, economic, regulatory, sporting and risk-assessment levels for the clubs and Lega Serie A itself in the coming days.”

It comes despite the government and FIGC stating they would like the campaign to resume from May as recently as yesterday.