Calcio will return with the Coppa Italia semi-finals on June 13-14 and the Final is provisionally set for June 17.
The announcement was made by Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora this evening, after he confirmed Serie A fixtures would resume from June 20.
“I hope that from June 13 to 20 they can complete the Coppa Italia, as that would be a signal to the whole nation.”
That phrase proved to be no coincidence, because he was referring to all three remaining matches to finish the tournament and assign a winner.
When the lockdown occurred on March 10 due to the coronavirus pandemic, only the first legs of the Coppa Italia semi-finals had been played.
Those ended Milan 1-1 Juventus and Inter 0-1 Napoli.
With the new schedule, Juventus-Milan and Napoli-Inter would be played on June 13-14, then the Final organised for June 17 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
It’s believed the Minister for Sport wanted these fixtures to be played first because the rights are owned by RAI, so they are always free to air on Italian territory.
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