Saturday February 21 2015
If Parma can't finish season...

Parma’s game with Udinese has been called off because of the financial crisis, so what happens if the Ducali go bankrupt?

They were meant to play Udinese at the Stadio Tardini on Sunday at 14.00 GMT, but yesterday the match was postponed indefinitely by the authorities.

Parma are in such dire financial straits that they cannot guarantee payment for stewards or security staff at the Stadio Tardini.

With this game being called off, the issue inevitably arises of what will happen if Parma are unable to continue playing this season.

The rules are very clear on this: if Parma had gone bankrupt during the first half of the season, then all their results would’ve been wiped out, including the games that had already been played.

However, as we are already over the midway mark, Parma’s results will continue to stand and any future matches that cannot go ahead will automatically see their opponents win 3-0.

This means that, for example, Roma’s 0-0 draw with Parma or Fiorentina’s defeat will remain on record.

Any side who is yet to play the Ducali, starting from Udinese this weekend, would receive a 3-0 victory.

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