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Monday October 19 2020
Report: Napoli push to play Juventus

Juventus-Napoli could still go ahead, according to Il Mattino, as the Partenopei’s appeal at CONI could change the sports judge’s decision.

Napoli have submitted a formal appeal against the decision of the FIGC judge to give the Azzurri a 3-0 defeat by default against Juventus and a one-point deduction.

The newspaper claims it remains to be seen if the Neapolitans could have travelled on Sunday afternoon and if the Azzurri’s appeal could change the outcome.

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Sunday October 11 2020
Bonaventura leaves Italy squad

Fiorentina midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura has left the Italy camp for the birth of his son.

Bonaventura has left the Italy squad ahead of the UEFA Nations League match against Poland tonight, and the FIGC reveals he has returned to Italy for the birth of his son.

“This morning Giacomo Bonaventura left the Azzurri retreat and returned to Italy for the birth of his son Edoardo,” the statement read.

“Congratulations from the FIGC and from all the teammates and staff of the national team to the Bonaventura family.”

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Thursday October 8 2020
Gravina: 'Everyone must apply protocol'

There are 26 Serie A players who are currently positive for COVID-19 and FIGC President Gabriele Gravina urged everyone to ‘rigorously apply the protocol.’

Genoa are the epicentre with 17 cases, along with five members of staff, while the number of positives at Inter has climbed to four.

Meanwhile, the controversy over Napoli’s refusal to attend the Juventus match last weekend, as the ASL local health authority intervened to say they could not travel, drags on with a verdict postponed.

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Wednesday October 7 2020
Report: Serie A discuss potential Plan B

Serie A has reportedly started discussing the hypotheses of a play-offs and a Final Eight, should the League risk having to finish with a different format.

Football has been trying to avoid concluding the championships through play-offs and the hope of concluding Serie A with the traditional formula is still the priority.

But Il Corriere dello Sport reveals the FIGC has started working on different hypotheses in case of an emergency, highlighted by Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora in an interview with Corriere della Sera yesterday.

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Wednesday October 7 2020
FIGC announce two positive in U21 squad

The FIGC has announced two cases of coronavirus in the Italy Under-21 squad ahead of the European Championship qualifier against Iceland.

Two players in the Under-21 squad have tested positive and the FIGC has revealed the persons in question are ‘completely asymptomatic’, but the training has now been cancelled and the ASL informed of the situation.

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Friday September 25 2020
Swabs only 48 hours before games

Sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora has confirmed that players in Italian competitions will only be required to take swabs 48 hours before matches.

Players on the peninsula had been obliged to take coronavirus swabs every four days, which FIGC President Gabriele Gravina heavily opposed, but Spadafora confirmed this evening that was no longer the case.

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Wednesday September 23 2020
ANSA: FIGC investigates Suarez case

The FIGC Prosecutor’s Office has, according to news agency ANSA, opened an investigation into the exam taken by Luis Suarez in Perugia.

The Barcelona forward flew to Perugia for the examination last week to acquire Italian citizenship. The Italian passport was needed for him to sign with Juventus as an EU-player, but his short visit alerted some suspicion.

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Sunday September 20 2020
Gravina wants open doors in Serie B and C

FIGC President Gabriele Gravina admits he was ‘perplexed’ by the fact that only Serie A was allowed to reopen stadiums.

The new decree allows 1,000 spectators in the stadiums of outdoor sports, but so far only Serie A has been given the go ahead in football.

Gravina expects Serie B and Serie C to get ‘the same treatment’ before the League kicks off next week.

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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
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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