There were 75 deaths related to COVID-19 in Italy over the last 24 hours, 33 of them in Lombardy, but only 355 new cases from 54,118 tests.
As the coronavirus pandemic in Italy continues to ease, it’s reported Juventus President Andrea Agnelli proposed partial reopening of Serie A stadiums.
The summer transfer window for the 2020-21 season will run from September 1 to October 5, according to reports in Italy.
It’s reported Serie A kick-off times will be decided according to location, avoiding early games in the south, while Juventus-Lazio could be saved for Monday July 20.
Players’ Association President Damiano Tommasi has urged Serie A to follow La Liga by scheduling summer games late at night, while he’s ‘perplexed’ by the Coppa Italia plan.
When Serie A resumes on June 20, the idea is to have a game on every single day at seven different kick-off times.
The Players’ Association again reiterated they will not accept Serie A matches played in the early afternoon during June and July.
FIGC President Gabriele Gravina confirms they could ‘consider alternative formats’ should the 2020-21 Serie A season start later than September 12, while defining Plan C for this term.
As the pandemic curve continues to fall in Italy and dates given for games, plans are being worked on to bring fans back to the stadiums too.
Italy’s Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora claims the resumption of football represents ‘an important signal’ for the country.
Serie A will resume from June 20, but the precise dates will be decided tomorrow, probably starting with outstanding Week 25 games, with an aim to conclude by August 2.
FIGC President Gabriele Gravina said ‘the return of Calcio is a message of hope for the entire country,’ as the Coppa Italia is set for June 13, Serie A and B from June 20.
It’s now official, the Coppa Italia semi-finals will be played on June 13 and Serie A can resume from the weekend of June 20, confirmed Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora.
According to Sky Sport Italia, the medical protocol agreed for Serie A matches will quarantine the whole squad for 14 days with a positive test, but is open to changes if the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy eases.
Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora has given the all-clear for Serie A fixtures to resume, but will ask Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte for permission to make it June 13 rather than 20.
According to news agency ANSA, the technical scientific committee (CTS) has approved the medical protocol to restart Serie A games, including mass quarantine for one positive case.
FIGC President Gabriele Gravina claims ‘some clubs were trying to stop the season, perhaps convinced it would allow them to avoid paying salaries.’
Filippo Falco spent most of his career on loan but the forward feels he ‘deserved’ his chance at Lecce this term: “I assure you, it was not easy.”
The CTS has made it known that there are no intentions of lowering the two-week quarantine period for players affected by coronavirus.
The Lega Serie A released a statement confirming the plan of starting games from June 13 and demanding pay-per-view television companies stick to the contracts.