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Saturday March 28 2020
Pezzella: 'The worst has passed'

Fiorentina player German Pezzella has admitted that he was “afraid” when he tested positive for coronavirus but said “the worst period is behind me”.

Two weeks has passed since the Argentine centre-half and forward Patrick Cutrone tested positive for COVID-19 and the captain has revealed that he has been fortunate and will go through another test.

“I had some symptoms but fortunately nothing serious,” he told Corriere dello Sport. “I calmly went through this experience, but I was a bit afraid at the beginning.

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Friday March 27 2020
Football Italia calcio quiz - Serie A 2000-01

Think you know your Capocannoniere from your catenaccio? Test your Serie A knowledge with Football Italia’s calcio quiz, 2000-01 edition!

The 2000-01 season saw Roma and Juventus compete for the Scudetto until the final day of the season, and the relegation places only decided with a play-off.

It was a season that saw Fabio Capello, Dino Zoff, Carlo Ancelotti, Arrigo Sacchi and Marcello Lippi all in charge of Serie A clubs at one point or another – and it was the year current Italy coach Roberto Mancini made his first moves as a trainer, too.

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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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NEWS
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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Thursday March 26 2020
Di Livio: 'Cancel football'

Former Juventus hero Angelo Di Livio has called for the season to be cancelled. “The time has come to close down everything”.

The 53-year-old retired from football in 2005, after ending his career with a stint at Fiorentina, but he managed to pick up three Scudetti, two Coppa Italia and the Champions League before hung up his boots.

But the former midfielder has claimed that football is not the priority right now and has claimed that the “people are thinking about everything but” the unfinished Serie A campaign.

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Thursday March 26 2020
Commisso: '12 cases at Fiorentina'

President Rocco Commisso has revealed there were 12 cases of coronavirus at Fiorentina and how the situation prevented him from returning to Florence.

The patron was with the team when they beat Sampdoria 5-1 but after leaving the country the next day, he hasn’t been able to return due to the growth of the emergency since the match at the Marassi.

The mayor of New York Rudolph Giuliani interviewed Commisso in his Common Sense broadcast on YouTube, where the Viola chief promoted their campaign to help hospitals in Italy.

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NEWS
Thursday March 26 2020
Agent: 'Rossi wanted Viola return'

Agent Andrea Pastorello has claimed Real Salt Lake City star Giuseppe Rossi wanted a return to Fiorentina but “never had the opportunity”.

The former Italy international was released by Fiorentina in July 2017, after two stints on loan at Levante and Celta Vigo in La Liga but managed to mark his stay at the Artemio Franchi with 19 goals in 42 games for the Viola.

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Wednesday March 25 2020
Viola back in for Florenzi?

Fiorentina could be ready to try again for Roma loanee Alessandro Florenzi when he returns from his stint at Valencia this summer.

The Viola reportedly attempted to bring the Italy international to the Artemio Franchi in January, as Florenzi was falling down the pecking order under the new Giallorossi coach Paulo Fonseca.

After struggling to break into the first team at the Olimpico, the right-back eventually moved to the Mestalla in January but only appeared three times in La Liga before the League was suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Wednesday March 25 2020
New deal for Milenkovic?

Fiorentina are reportedly looking to fend off possible suitors by extending Nikola Milenkovic’s contract until June 2024.

The Serbia international has previously been linked with a move to big clubs like Atletico Madrid from La Liga and Manchester United in the Premier League.

Domestically, Napoli have allegedly been following his situation at the Artemio Franchi, and have, according to Tuttosport, prompted President Rocco Commisso to prepare a new deal until 2024 with an option of an additional year.

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Wednesday March 25 2020
Gilardino: 'Football will help push Italy on'

Pro Vercelli coach Alberto Gilardino thinks football “will be one of the many vehicles to push Italy forward” when the country comes out of quarantine.

The former Italy international retired from football in September 2018, after a stint at Spezia Calcio, but left behind an illustrious career at the top level, where he picked up a World Cup winners medal and the Champions League during his stint at Milan.

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