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.”
After a controversial exit from Napoli in 2014, former defender Paolo Cannavaro has claimed that a future at the San Paolo “is the dream of every Neapolitan”.
Yesterday’s conclusion to postpone the European Championship was good news for the possible conclusion of Serie A and the Coppa Italia. Here are the different hypotheses suggested in Italian media.
Inter-owned goalkeeper Ionut Radu will return to the Nerazzurri this summer, according to the player’s agent.
Agent Crescenzo Cecere has revealed that Ionut Radu “didn’t hesitate” about moving to Parma but suggested that he will return to Inter this summer.
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.
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.
Parma have come up with a novel way of helping families in lockdown, as midfielder Matteo Scozzarella will read your children a bedtime story.
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.”
With more players testing positive for Coronavirus, it’s increasingly likely Serie A will only resume on May 3 and hope to conclude by June 30.
Players are donating money to hospitals and raising funds to help Italy get through the Coronavirus pandemic, including Leonardo Bonucci, Josip Ilicic and Lorenzo Insigne.
There have now been 1,441 deaths in Italy due to the Coronavirus pandemic, an increase of 175 over the last 24 hours, with 17,750 testing positive.
Club medical staff and the Players Association have joined to threaten a strike if clubs pressure them into resuming training too early into the Coronavirus pandemic.
Professor Roberto Burioni hopes seeing professional athletes and coaches test positive for Coronavirus can represent “a step forward in realising the problem” the world faces.
Serie A will not resume until May 3 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, claim reports, using the time gained by the cancellation of Euro 2020 to finish the season.