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Sunday May 24 2020
FIGC hands over match protocol

The FIGC has reportedly handed over the medical protocol for Serie A matches to Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora a day early, as the rush is on to get the season started.

The medical protocol for group training was finally agreed this week, with most teams already using it now and the rest expected to begin from Monday.

The next step now is to agree a protocol for organising matches, both home and away fixtures, with an aim of playing games from June 13 or 20.

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Saturday May 23 2020
Serie A prepares match protocol

The FIGC is finalising the new proposed protocol for Serie A matches, including special measures to isolate players, quick-response COVID-19 tests and potentially shorter quarantine periods.

Teams were finally able to start group training this week, as the Government agreed the medical protocol for players and staff to reduce social distancing.

The next step is to work out how they can stage games – including trips to different cities – in safety.

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Friday May 22 2020
New training protocol revealed

The FIGC’s new protocol for team training has been published, with compulsory squad isolation in the event of a positive coronavirus test abolished.

The government’s initial demands for an entire squad to go into quarantine for two weeks if one of its players were diagnosed with COVID-19 threatened to call off the entire season.

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Friday May 22 2020
Spadafora 'optimistic' for Serie A

Vincenzo Spadafora confirms the government’s scientific committee has approved team training from Monday and is ‘optimistic’ about Serie A resuming.

Spadafora’s government, the FIGC and Serie A all finally seem to be in agreement over the way forward to top-flight football restarting in Italy after the original health protocol was modified.

“We’ve helped collaborators and sports workers,” the Minister for Sport told Rai Radio.

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Friday May 22 2020
Serie A: Match protocol by May 28

The Lega Serie A and the Italian Sports Medical Federation pass on the medical protocol for the resumptions of matches to the FIGC, who will evaluate and send to the Government by May 28.

Corriere della Sera claims the FIGC will study an initial protocol, different from the group training protocol, made by FMSI and the Lega, before delivering it to the Government by Thursday next week.

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Thursday May 21 2020
Players' Association on 'unacceptable' ruling

The Italian Players’ Association released a statement warning they will not stand for the financial incentives that could allow clubs to avoid paying their employees.

The FIGC passed down a series of rulings yesterday, including ways of helping Serie A, B and C clubs to get through the financial difficulty of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Wednesday May 20 2020
Players' Association protest salary ruling

Players’ Association President Damiano Tommasi is furious at the latest FIGC ruling. ‘It means clubs might not have to pay their players until August!’

Today’s meeting with the Italian Football Federation made several decisions regarding the season for Serie A, B and C.

Although the headlines were taken by the dates and potential for play-offs, there were other matters at hand too, including some financial aids for clubs struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Wednesday May 20 2020
FIGC considers Serie A playoffs

The FIGC has announced that Serie A will end with a playoff-playout scenario if coronavirus stops the season again.

The Federal Council took place this afternoon with all of Italian football’s leading stakeholders, including FIGC President Gabriele Gravina, Lega Serie A chief Paolo Dal Pino and those in charge of Serie B and C.

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Wednesday May 20 2020
FIGC: New season on Sept 1

The FIGC has decided that Serie A, Serie B and Serie C can all resume, Serie D cannot and that the 2020-21 season can start on September 1.

The Federal Council was held today and Sky Sport Italia reports the FIGC made several key calls during the meeting.

The first concerns professional football, with Serie A, Serie B and Serie C given until August 20 to complete its respective campaigns.

The 19-20 season will be allowed to stretch to August 31 to ensure the conclusion of the Coppa Italia, which is at the semi-final second-leg stage.

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Tuesday May 19 2020
Protocol for matches 'not finalised'

FIGC medical expert Vincenzo Salini explains the protocol has been agreed for Serie A group training, but ‘the one for matches has not yet been finalised.’

There was a significant breakthrough today, as the Government’s CTS (technical scientific committee of experts) finally agreed to a shared medical protocol with the Lega Serie A, allowing group training to begin.

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