The Italian Serie A plans to resume its season on June 13 if the Italian government approves of the decision.
On Wednesday, Serie A general assembly met via video conference and approved 13th June as the league’s resumption date “in accordance with government decisions and medical protocols.”
16 Serie A clubs had voted in favor of the date during the league assembly while the remaining four voted to resume the season on June 20th.
This comes after confirmation by Italian Sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora that a medical protocol has been agreed by the government and the FIGC to allow Serie teams to resume group training from May 18.
However, the protocol means incase one player or staff member tests positive for COVID-19 after May 18, the entire squad will have to go into a 15-day quarantine.
“Regarding the resumption of the sporting activity, in accordance with the decisions of the Government and in compliance with the medical protocols to protect players and all involved personnel, the date of June 14 has been indicated for the resumption of the league.” Wednesday’s Serie A statement read.
The League was suspended on 9th March with 12 full rounds and four outstanding fixtures still to play. However, the players resumed to individual training in May with eyes set to resume on 13th June following the government’s approval.
It is understood the restart dates will give Italian clubs enough time to finish off both Serie A and Coppa Italia which was halted after the first leg of both semi-finals.
So far, 19 Serie A players have tested positive from the virus since the league suspension. Fiorentina and Sampdoria reported 6 and four new virus cases respectively within their club last week.
Before the suspension, Juventus topped the table one point ahead of the striking Lazio.S