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Saturday March 28 2020
Ogbonna: 'England laughed at Italy'

West Ham United defender Angelo Ogbonna has talked about life in quarantine in the UK and how England “laughed” at Italy, “underestimating a global issue.”

Ogbonna left Juventus and signed for the Irons in July 2015, going on to play 152 games since his €15m move to the Premier League.

He revealed his wife was expecting their second child, it was difficult to keep in shape living in an apartment in the English capital and that the country reacted late to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thursday March 26 2020
Spadafora: 'May 3 too optimistic'

Italy’s Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora doubts that football can resume on May 3 and confirms plan to start “behind closed doors” in the event of a return.

The FIGC and the government are in constant contact regarding the suspended season, but the Minister of Sport has reiterated that Serie A must follow the “evolution” of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thursday March 26 2020
Cairo: 'Must conclude by June 30'

Torino President Urbano Cairo has insisted that Serie A “going beyond June 30 risks being a problem” and could lead to “compromising not only one season”.

The Toro chief has insisted that he wants to end the championship this term, with Torino currently fighting to survive in the top division sitting 15th in the League.

Included in a run of seven consecutive defeats, they were also eliminated from the Coppa Italia by Milan in January and are scheduled to play the Turin derby against Juventus on their return to action.

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Thursday March 26 2020
Coronavirus: Slight drop in deaths

Coronavirus deaths have dropped slightly from yesterday, while 999 have recovered from the illness in the last 24 hours.

Thursday’s report from the civil protection, carried out by director general Agostino Miozzo, highlighted another 662 deaths – which is another drop from Wednesday’s tally of 683 but remain a high number of deceased every day.

Another 999 have healed from the illness and the total of subjects currently positive are 62,013. This means that the total number of healed rises to 10,361.

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Wednesday March 25 2020
Dal Pino: 'No talk about training'

Lega Serie A President Paolo Dal Pino wants the Presidents to stop asking about training sessions until the initial decree expires.

The FIGC and Lega Serie A gathered the Presidents to discuss a possible conclusion of the Serie A 2019-20 season, currently interrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic affecting the whole world.

They are working on the different hypotheses of resuming play in 2019-20, but Corriere della Sera claims it’s still only a mirage to think about returning to the stadiums for the respective clubs.

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Tuesday March 24 2020
Glik 'frightened' by news in Italy

Monaco defender and former Torino star Kamil Glik has admitted he follows the “suffering” in Italy with a heavy heart. “The number of deaths is frightening”.

The 32-year-old centre-half moved to Italy in July 2010, when Palermo picked him up from Piast Gliwice for €1m.

Since then, he had a loan stint at Bari and moved to Torino in July 2011, where he spent the next five seasons. After playing 171 matches for the Granata, scoring 13 goals in the process, he was picked up by Monaco for €11m in 2016.

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Sunday March 22 2020
Coronavirus death toll in Italy at 5,476

The death toll in Italy for people who contracted Coronavirus is now 5,476, an increase of 651 over 24 hours, but there is hope they are over the peak and numbers are dropping.

Every day at 18.00 local time, the authorities give an update on the figures from the last 24 hours in the Peninsula.

On March 22, there are a total of 5,476 people who have died after contracting COVID-19, an increase of 651 since March 21.

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Sunday March 22 2020
Lazio withdraw training mandate

Lazio have announced on their official website that they’ve postponed training to a later date, after coming in for criticism for seeking to resume training tomorrow.

The Biancocelesti, along with Napoli, had pushed for their respective players to resume training at the earliest convenience, despite the country being in lockdown due to the on going Coronavirus pandemic.

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Sunday March 22 2020
Coronavirus 'might've mutated' in Lombardy

Italy, and in particular Lombardy, has overtaken China as the country with the most Coronavirus deaths. “We don’t understand why it’s so aggressive. The virus might’ve mutated.”

The pandemic has ground Italy to a standstill with over 4,000 deaths and experts warn we have not yet even reached the peak in the Peninsula.

Over the last 48 hours, 1,420 people died in Italy after contracting COVID-19, the vast majority of them in the Lombardy region (3,095).

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Sunday March 22 2020
Cellino: 'Let Lazio have title, this is the plague'

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.”

The entire country is in shutdown, as last night the Government announced even more restrictive measures, shutting down all non-essential businesses to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

It has killed over 4,000 people in Italy, so Cellino hit out at those who want to resume training next week, above all Lazio and Napoli.

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