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.
SPAL defender Thiago Cionek earned a commendation from the Mayor of Ferrara after he chased down and caught a criminal trying to rob a store.
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.”
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.
Former SPAL coach Leonardo Semplici has revealed that he wants a fair end to the Serie A 2019-20, hoping to avoid the suggested play-off and play-out.
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.
Serie A players will not be called to travel to South America this month, as the World Cup qualifiers have been postponed, along with the Copa Libertadores games.
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi warns changing the way relegation, promotion and the Scudetto are assigned due to the Coronavirus outbreak is “not possible.”
CONI President Giovanni Malagò is “stunned” UEFA haven’t stopped the Champions League, Europa League or Euro 2020 yet amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
Vincenzo Spadafora, the Minister of Sport, points out that there’s no room for selfishness in this “extraordinary emergency” as he hits out at football.
Juventus have confirmed that Italy international defender Daniele Rugani has tested positive for COVID-19, known as the Coronavirus.