CONI President Giovanni Malagò has claimed ‘there must be a Plan B’ for the resumption of Serie A but knows the playoff hypothesis is not welcomed by everyone.
Cagliari have formally signed Sportium to create the final design for their new stadium, which will take two years to construct.
Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora confirmed the Government CTS has finally given the all-clear for Serie A to start group training after agreeing to the modified medical protocol, so a decision on fixtures will be made on May 28.
The verdict on Serie A’s new medical protocol, sent to the CTS for approval, will reportedly be announced within the next two days.
The FIGC has sent a new 14-page medical protocol to the Minister for Sport, who immediately passed it on to the CTS for approval, as Serie A might finally have a breakthrough for the return to training.
The dispute over contact training continues, as Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora delays the introduction of group rules and Serie A clubs avoid them anyway until the protocol is changed.
Cagliari President Tommaso Giulini warns with the current medical protocol, ‘there’s an 80-90 per cent chance the season wouldn’t finish by August 2.’
Udinese director Pierpaolo Marino maintains ‘starting the Serie A games from June 13 would be absolute madness for players and clubs.’
The latest Government decree has been released, but the Serie A clubs and Players’ Association are still unhappy with the forced quarantine for an entire squad in case of one positive COVID-19 test.
There were 145 deaths over the last 24 hours in Italy related to COVID-19, the lowest figure since March 9, but only 635 new cases and 2,366 made a full recovery.
It’s reported the Stadio Olimpico in Rome could reopen to fans from January 2021 as a 30-seater arena, ensuring social distancing.
Radja Nainggolan seems further away from Cagliari as their sporting director admits ‘there’s no news. I haven’t heard from Beppe Marotta’.
Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora says he is ‘hopeful’ Serie A can resume on June 13.
Italy Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte confirmed ‘football teams can resume group training from May 18,’ but it remains to be seen whether the clubs will accept the protocol.
Marcello Lippi finds the arguments over restarting the Serie A season to be ‘vomit-inducing,’ because football is not treated as a huge industry.
There were 153 deaths related to coronavirus in Italy yesterday, 39 of them in Lombardy, as the active cases continue to plummet.
SPAL striker Alberto Cerri fortunately emerged unscathed from a car crash on Friday, claim reports.
Sassuolo director Giovanni Carnevali insists many clubs ‘risk bankruptcy’ if the season doesn’t come to a natural conclusion. ‘We all have to focus on ensuring Serie A doesn’t go under.’
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin warns clubs face ‘preliminary rounds’ if they don’t complete their domestic seasons, pointing Serie A and the Premier League towards the Bundesliga safety protocol.
The meeting between the FIGC, Lega Serie A and the medics has been concluded and the assembly revised three points in the health protocol.