NEWS
Tuesday May 26 2020
Lega Serie A stands firm

The Lega Serie A released a statement confirming the plan of starting games from June 13 and demanding pay-per-view television companies stick to the contracts.

The 20 top flight clubs discussed the situation in a videoconference this afternoon, then released a statement that essentially confirmed everything that had been decided in the last meeting on May 13.

That means the original schedule of aiming to resume the Serie A season from June 13 remains intact.

It is very likely that the June 13 weekend will be used for the four outstanding Week 25 fixtures that were postponed in March: Atalanta-Sassuolo, Inter-Sampdoria, Torino-Parma and Verona-Cagliari.

The full season would therefore get back on track from June 20 with every team having played the same number of games.

A final decision will be made on Friday, after the Minister for Sport, FIGC and Lega Serie A have met on Thursday.

Another part of the statement covered the legal battle with Sky Sport Italia and DAZN, as the pay-per-view television companies are trying to withhold the final third of their payment to clubs because there has been no football to transmit since March 10.

However, the clubs need this money to balance the books and have largely already used it in their calculations.

The clubs remain firm in demanding Sky and DAZN stand by the agreed contracts.

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