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Serie A will officially resume on the weekend of June 20-21 with four games, including Atalanta-Sassuolo and Inter-Sampdoria.
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.
Manchester United are reportedly interested in Italian talent Pietro Pellegri, who has struggled with injuries at Monaco.
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.’
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.
The Italian Government’s technical scientific committee warns people who recovered from COVID-19 ‘could have respiratory problems for months’ afterwards.
The Lega Serie A is meeting today to discuss how to resume the season and it’s very likely they’ll play the remaining Week 25 fixtures on June 13-14.
Refereeing designator Nicola Rizzoli has claimed the players can confront the referees with a ‘quiet dialogue between two people’ when Serie A resumes.
Players’ Association President Damiano Tommasi insists the only way they can move through the issue of contracts expiring is ‘with a gentleman’s agreement.’
The Players’ Association warned the idea of playing Serie A games at 16.30 local time in the peak of summer is ‘out of the question.’
Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora confirms Serie A could resume ‘on June 13 or 20,’ while there is the possibility of showing games free to air on television.
According to reports, there are some changes to the medical protocol for games, such as scrapping afternoon kick-offs and keeping the door open for reducing quarantine.
There were only 531 new COVID-19 cases in Italy over the last 24 hours and 50 deaths, but the Lombardy figures were not included.