Thursday May 28 2020
Abete no fan of Serie A play-offs

UEFA Vice-President Giancarlo Abete would be in favour of Serie A play-offs as a last resort, but ‘it wouldn’t be the end of the world’ if the Scudetto was not assigned.

The negotiations to resume the Serie A season after the COVID-19 pandemic take a crucial turn today, with a decision expected this evening.

“We are well aware of the difficulties involved in restarting, but we must try, as with every area of the country’s industry,” Abete told Radio Kiss Kiss.

“At times, the costs and damage of resuming make them worse than staying still, but we hope that some positive news comes from the Government today.”

Among the issues being discussed, there is also the matter of a Plan B in case the fixtures cannot be completed.

“I don’t like the idea of play-offs for Serie A and it wouldn’t be the end of the world if the Scudetto simply wasn’t assigned to anyone this year.

“If it became absolutely necessary, then the play-offs could be a valid alternative.”

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