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Wednesday June 3 2020
Serie B announces new schedule

Serie B returns with Ascoli-Cremonese on June 17, with the regular season scheduled to end on August 1, then play-offs from August 4-20.

The Lega Serie B unveiled its calendar for the restart after three months of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The clubs also agreed to adopt the new rule allowing for five substitutions during these unusual summer conditions.

There is one outstanding fixture left, between Ascoli and Cremonese, so that will open up the proceedings on June 17.

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Tuesday June 2 2020
Inzaghi targets Serie B records

Benevento coach Filippo Inzaghi has targeted Didier Deschamps record in Serie B and claimed his stint at Milan helped him: “It gave me the belief that I could be a coach.”

The Stregoni sit 20 points above Crotone ahead of the resumption and Inzaghi’s men are unbeaten since a 4-0 defeat to Pescara on October 26, 2019.

Benevento’s away record has been remarkable and Inzaghi has been looking to break the previous records when his team prepare for the return to action.

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Saturday May 30 2020
Serie B: Abascal new Ascoli coach

Serie B side Ascoli have officially appointed 31-year-old Guillermo Abascal as their new coach after Roberto Stellone left by mutual consent.

Stellone had already effectively walked out in April, having only taken the job on February 2 and overseeing just five games before the lockdown.

Abascal has one game under his belt this season, taking on the caretaker role for the 3-0 victory over Livorno on February 1 after Paolo Zanetti was fired, before Stellone’s arrival.

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Friday May 29 2020
Foggia hails rebirth of Benevento

Sporting director Pasquale Foggia has claimed the resumption of Serie B provides the rebirth of Benevento: “Finally we see the light again.”

Yesterday, Lega Serie B President Mauro Balata confirmed that the second tier in Italy will resume from June 20, parallel to the top tier, whilst the Lega Pro is considering play-offs and play-outs.

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Thursday May 28 2020
Gravina: 'Calcio brings hope to the country'

FIGC President Gabriele Gravina said ‘the return of Calcio is a message of hope for the entire country,’ as the Coppa Italia is set for June 13, Serie A and B from June 20.

The announcement was made by Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora, while Lega Serie B President Mauro Balata released a statement confirming they too are ready to go from June 20.

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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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Thursday May 28 2020
Serie A ready for restart

Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora has given the all-clear for Serie A fixtures to resume, but will ask Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte for permission to make it June 13 rather than 20.

This evening’s videoconference meeting was decisive, involving Spadafora, the Lega Serie A, Players’ Association, FIGC and Association of Italian Sports Medics.

Serie A shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the last game played on March 9.

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Wednesday May 27 2020
Livorno: 'Fear takeover is scrapped'

Serie B side Livorno risk bankruptcy, as President Aldo Spinelli admits the takeover has collapsed because Majd Yousif was allegedly arrested.

The Dutch impresario was on the verge of completing the takeover when his offices in the Netherlands were raided.

According to De Telegraaf, Yousif was arrested as part of a probe into the sale of luxury vehicles, which could’ve been a front for drug trafficking.

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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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Tuesday May 26 2020
Spinelli 'worried' after Livorno buyer raided

Livorno President Aldo Spinelli admits to being ‘worried’ after Majd Yousif, who is in takeover talks, saw his Dutch offices raided by police.

Serie B side Livorno have been in financial trouble for some time and it’s reported failure to complete the sale could see them go bankrupt this summer.

It is therefore a concern that Dutch police raided the offices of Yousif in Amsterdam, seeking information on an alleged illegal transfer of luxury vehicles.

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