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Thursday September 24 2020
Serie A Week 2 referees

AIA has revealed the referees for Serie A Week 2, with Marco Di Bello in charge of Roma-Juventus and Gianpaolo Calvarese overseeing Inter-Fiorentina.

Heading towards the weekend and the second round of fixtures in the new season, Serie A has unveiled the referees for the next games.

Serie A Week 2 Referees

Bologna-Parma: Valeri (VAR: Pasqua)

Cagliari-Lazio: Massa (VAR: Chiffi)

Crotone-Milan: Pairetto (VAR: Mariani)

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Wednesday September 23 2020
Sileri: '20,000 fans could be allowed at the Olimpico'

Deputy Health Minister Pierpaolo Sileri believes Serie A could allow ‘up to a third of the stadium capacity’ back into the stands.

Serie A clubs have been allowed to have 1,000 spectators at games in 2020-21, but Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora revealed stadiums will gradually reopen from October 8.

The Deputy Health Minister believes one third of the stadium’s capacity could be filled and still be within the protocol.

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Tuesday September 22 2020
Balotelli in talks with Genoa

Genoa are said to be in negotiations to offer Mario Balotelli a one-year contract after his latest failed experience at Brescia.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport and Sportitalia, the player was proposed to the club by agent Mino Raiola.

At first, they were hesitant, but have now started talks over personal terms.

Balotelli is a free agent following one season at Brescia, although he did not play after the lockdown due to disagreements with the club.

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Tuesday September 22 2020
Spadafora: 'Stadiums gradually reopen from October 8'

Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora has revealed stadiums in Serie A will gradually reopen from October 8.

In Serie A Week 1, the government allowed 1,000 people to enter the stadiums in the top tier and the Minister of Sport has revealed they are working to ‘gradually’ increase the number next month.

“Right now, we can’t go beyond 1,000 people,” Spadafora said at a hearing at the culture committee. “But starting from October 8, when the new decree will be launched, we will do everything possible to reopen stadiums.

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Tuesday September 22 2020
Tonali: 'Zlatan an idol and example'

Milan midfielder Sandro Tonali said his ‘dream has become reality’ and the youngster will use veteran Zlatan Ibrahimovic ‘as an example’ to follow.

Tonali made his Serie A debut in the Rossoneri jersey for the final 13 minutes of the 2-0 win against Bologna on Monday.

“Now the dream has become reality but in a few days there’s another match and we are focused on doing well,” Tonali said.

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Friday September 18 2020
Spadafora: 'Sport reopens for 1000 spectators'

The Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora has confirmed the reopening of sporting events to the public in Italy, with a maximum of 1000 spectators.

Spadafora spoke about the decision from the Technical and Scientific Committee (CTS) to reopen doors for outdoor sporting events.

“In the next few hours this decision will be made official, but I want to thank Minister Speranza for the collaboration and the CTS,” Spadafora said, according to SportItalia journalist Alfredo Pedulla.

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Friday September 18 2020
Serie A Week 1 referees

AIA has announced the referees for Serie A Week 1, with Marco Piccinini overseeing Juventus-Sampdoria and Federico La Penna the match official for Milan-Bologna.

The new season is upon us and Serie A has officially announced the referees for the matches on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The 36-year-old Piccinini oversees his 22nd Serie A match when Juventus host Sampdoria in their first competitive game with Andrea Pirlo at the helm.

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Thursday September 17 2020
Gravina wants to freshen up Serie A

The FIGC President Gabriele Gravina has proposed a new format for Serie A, with ‘three phases and a Final Eight for the Scudetto’.

Gravina insists the interest fades with the current format and admitted he works to change the championship and keep it ‘fascinating every week’.

“I’m working on a three-phase championship, with a Final Eight for the Scudetto,” Gravina told Il Corriere dello Sport.

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Wednesday September 16 2020
Raiola: 'Balotelli will stay in Europe'

Agent Mino Raiola has claimed ‘there’s always a solution’ for Mario Balotelli and confirmed the former Italy international will remain in Europe.

Raiola met with Inter to discuss the return of Andrea PInamonti from Genoa today and spoke to Tuttomercatoweb after the negotiations.

“For the agreement between the clubs, you must talk to them,” Raiola said regarding said about Pinamonti’s return to San Siro. “For the lad, we are working.”

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Wednesday September 16 2020
FIGC propose transparent masks and social distancing to reopen stadiums

The FIGC presents their proposal to the governments for the reopening of stadiums in Italy, including transparent masks and social distancing of at least 2.25 metres.

La Repubblica reveals the Federcalcio has prepared a document for the Italian government to evaluate, hoping to reopen stadiums by mid-Ocotber.

The report claims the FIGC’s idea is to include an obligation for the public to wear transparent masks, to be recognisable by the police.

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