NEWS
Wednesday May 20 2020
FIGC: New season on Sept 1

The FIGC has decided that Serie A, Serie B and Serie C can all resume, Serie D cannot and that the 2020-21 season can start on September 1.

The Federal Council was held today and Sky Sport Italia reports the FIGC made several key calls during the meeting.

The first concerns professional football, with Serie A, Serie B and Serie C given until August 20 to complete its respective campaigns.

The 19-20 season will be allowed to stretch to August 31 to ensure the conclusion of the Coppa Italia, which is at the semi-final second-leg stage.

There is also the will to fulfil all remaining fixtures in the three divisions, although Sky does not rule out playoffs or playouts in the top flight if that cannot happen.

However, Palermo may be forced to spend another year in Serie D as the FIGC called for a stop to the non-league calendar.

Serie A has already announced a provisional date of June 13 for its return, although the government has already stated that all football will remain suspended until a day later.

Sky claims A and B are already behind resuming on June 20 but also that the FIGC is ‘optimistic’ the government will let football leagues kick off earlier.

Finally, next term has been given the go-ahead to begin on September 1, with fixtures to follow after that date.

The fate of Italian football this season should be announced on May 28, when Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora will meet with the FIGC, Serie A and other stakeholders.

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