Former Lazio midfielder Dario Marcolin has lost his 75-year-old father, Giancarlo, to Coronavirus.
Cagliari midfielder Radja Nainggolan admits he is “afraid” he could catch coronavirus and pass it on to his wife, who is battling cancer.
Lega Serie A President Paolo Dal Pino wants the Presidents to stop asking about training sessions until the initial decree expires.
Cagliari coach Walter Zenga has claimed football will have to adapt and must “accept” playing during the holidays. “Football will be life”.
Radja Nainggolan named his favourite midfielders, with a focus on former Roma teammates, feeling at home in Cagliari and why self-isolation changed his mind on when to retire.
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.
Roberto Mancini admits his Italy squad will inevitably change with the Euro 2020 delay to next year, hoping to reap the rewards of improvements to Nicolò Zaniolo, Federico Chiesa, Emerson Palmieri and more.
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.”
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.
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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.
Cagliari coach Walter Zenga says “the rules must be respected” in relation to staying indoors during the Coronavirus lockdown in the country.
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.
Atalanta are due to resume training tomorrow, although it remains to be seen if they will, while Roma are only the latest to postpone a return amid the coronavirus shutdown.
UEFA are considering a shorter postponement of Euro 2020 to December rather than next summer, according to The Telegraph newspaper.
FIGC President Gabriele Gravina insists “Euro 2020 has to be postponed” due to the Coronavirus pandemic, as “the priority is concluding the leagues.”