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Tuesday June 9 2020
Gozzano won't accept FIGC decision

Gozzano are among the clubs relegated from Lega Pro to Serie D and hit out at the FIGC’s decision: “One of the ugliest pages of Italian football has been written.”

The club released a statement after having learned about the relegation and were struggling to accept the decision made by the Federcalcio.

“The Club deeply regrets the decision taken by the FIGC today, who, justifying behind the wide powers received to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, has decided to kill a virtuous club like AC Gozzano,” the statement read.

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Thursday May 28 2020
Official: Serie B restarts June 20

Lega Serie B President Mauro Balata confirms Italy’s second division will resume from June 20, while the Lega Pro is considering play-offs and play-outs.

The medical protocol for matches was agreed today, allowing Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora to give the all-clear for a return to the pitch.

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Tuesday May 26 2020
Trapani, Catania and Siena miss wage payments

Serie B side Trapani, Serie C outfits Siena and Catania have been deferred to the Disciplinary Commission and could be docked points for not paying wages on time.

The FIGC prosecutor received notice from the COVISOC that the three clubs did not pay their employees the February 2020 salary by the March 16 deadline.

They could all now be fined or even docked points, particularly as Catania and Siena did not pay the January 2020 wages either.

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Wednesday May 20 2020
Ghirelli: 'Serie C in no condition to play'

Italy’s top three divisions are given until August 20 to complete the season, but Serie C President Francesco Ghirelli warns ‘we are in no condition to play.’

While Serie A and B welcomed today’s announcement from the FIGC, it was a very different reaction in the third division, where clubs have already voted to terminate the 2019-20 season here.

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Wednesday May 6 2020
Exclusive: Como CEO urges Serie C shutdown

Como CEO Michael Gandler explains exclusively to Football Italia just how hard the COVID-19 pandemic has hit, especially after losing a member of staff.

Words: Alasdair Mackenzie

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Tuesday May 5 2020
Serie C: Como goalkeeper has COVID-19

Como Calcio have announced that player Pierre Bolchini is positive for COVID-19, while Reggina director Massimo Taibi warns the Serie C season is essentially over.

Although Serie A teams are returning to work this week, the same cannot be said for Serie B and above all Serie C, where the facilities are not as well-equipped to guarantee social distancing measures.

It is widely reported that the Serie C campaign will be terminated early, with the top three from each regional group gaining promotion into Serie B.

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Tuesday April 21 2020
Brain haemorrhage for Vicenza player

Serie C side Vicenza announced their Under-17 player Edoardo Bolzon is fighting for his life in hospital after surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

The defender was suddenly taken ill last night, rushed to the Treviso Hospital and had surgery, but remains in critical condition.

“Edoardo, you always proved yourself a warrior on the pitch, fighting for every ball more than anyone else, as your battling spirit showed through,” read the Vicenza Twitter statement.

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Sunday April 19 2020
'Situation in Serie C worsening'

Lega Pro chief Francesco Ghirelli has warned that the situation for member clubs is ‘worsening’ after reports Serie C could end now.

The proposal has upset Serie B, which complains Lega Pro made the decision without consulting anyone else, but Ghirelli insists it was reached ‘unanimously’ by his board and he is now awaiting a response from the FIGC.

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Saturday April 18 2020
Serie C: 'League risks default'

Lega Pro President Francesco Ghirelli paints a dire picture of Serie C football. “We need funds yesterday, not tomorrow. Never mind one or two clubs going under, we risk default.”

After today’s meeting, a plan was drawn up to declare the Serie C season finished as of now, blocking relegation and promoting the three regional group leaders, plus a fourth team to be decided in a blind draw.

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Saturday April 18 2020
Italian football summit for Wed

Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora has called a meeting with Italian football’s chiefs for Wednesday to discuss resuming the Serie A season.

The plans are already in place and the FIGC (Italian Football Federation) sent over the protocol for training in safety during the coronavirus pandemic.

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