Italy’s Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora doubts that football can resume on May 3 and confirms plan to start “behind closed doors” in the event of a return.
Coronavirus deaths have dropped slightly from yesterday, while 999 have recovered from the illness in the last 24 hours.
Lega Serie A President Paolo Dal Pino wants the Presidents to stop asking about training sessions until the initial decree expires.
Western United hero Alessandro Diamanti wrote a message to encourage fans to “stay at home” after the Australian A-League suspended play.
Juventus are allegedly prepared to fight Inter for the signature of Fiorentina starlet Gaetano Castrovilli.
The death toll in Italy for people who contracted Coronavirus is now 5,476, an increase of 651 over 24 hours, but there is hope they are over the peak and numbers are dropping.
Lazio have announced on their official website that they’ve postponed training to a later date, after coming in for criticism for seeking to resume training tomorrow.
Italy, and in particular Lombardy, has overtaken China as the country with the most Coronavirus deaths. “We don’t understand why it’s so aggressive. The virus might’ve mutated.”
Brescia President Massimo Cellino insists the 2019-20 Serie A season is over due to the Coronavirus. “If Lazio want the Scudetto, let them have it. This is the plague.”
An epidemiologist in the Italian task force warns “it’s probably going to be impossible for crowds to attend football games before October.”
The coronavirus pandemic continues to grow in Italy and the Lombardy region alone registered another 546 deaths over the last 24 hours.
Sampdoria midfielder Jakub Jankto revealed “15 people have already been infected with coronavirus in the club,” more than had been previously confirmed.
Cagliari have announced they are tentatively setting a date for their return to training on March 23, albeit in small groups to maintain social distancing.
Brescia have gone from trying to break the curfew by calling in sacked coaches to locking down their offices until March 28 after two employees tested positive for coronavirus, but are still incredibly trying to organise training sessions.
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The Italian Association of Coaches sent out an angry statement blasting Brescia for the bizarre decision to call in sacked managers Eugenio Corini, Fabio Grosso and their staff during the coronavirus lockdown.
Players’ Association President Damiano Tommasi warns “it’s clearly impossible to start playing in April, so if all goes well, we can resume in May or June” due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Another 368 people have died over the last 24 hours in Italy after catching the coronavirus, taking the total death toll to 1,809, with 1,672 in intensive care.
The coronavirus pandemic is transforming the entire football calendar, which could also mean the transfer market opening and closing later too.
The most likely plan to get Serie A finished in time for June 30 would be to resume May 2, then play nine weekends and three midweek games along with five dates for European cups.