The FIGC Looking At Options At Assign Scudetto A FIGC statement confirms they will try to postpone the end of Serie A to May 31. Amid the Coronavirus outbreak but could have play-offs for the Scudetto and relegation too.
Play-offs in Serie A?!
The title of Serie A could be decided through a play-off. After the suspension of the league due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. It made possible for the competition to complete all remaining fixtures before the end of the season in serious doubt. All sports in Italy suspended indefinitely, and the whole country is isolated until at least April 3. As the government is trying to limit the spread of the virus. A disconnection will result in at least three rounds of Serie A matches transferred to the exit from the second stages of the Coppa Italia semi-final, which have already had to renew. Given the potential European matches, the authorities will hardly fit into all the lockouts before the planned end of the season on May 24. Even if they are allowed to resume games at the beginning of next month.
There are several options
The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on Tuesday met with representatives of the government. The Italian Olympic Committee, and representatives of the leagues to discuss an action plan. Several options were analyzed, including extending the season until the end of May to give more time for rebar planning. Still, this would leave little time before the start of Euro 2020, the first game of which should be held in Rome on June 12.”If the COVID-19 emergency should not allow the league to end. The president Gabriel Gravina has put forward some proposals that will be discussed at another meeting on March 23.”
Not to appoint a Scudetto
“Without any priority, one option would be not to appoint a Scudetto and therefore inform UEFA of the teams qualified for Europe.”Another will keep in mind the table as it stands until the moment the season was interrupted.”The third and final hypothesis will be to organize a play-off for the Italian champion title and play-offs to decide whether to go to Serie B.”Juventus is currently top the Serie A table with a one-point advantage over second-placed Lazio. Inter – another eight points back with a game in the hands of their rivals. Until 1964, when Bologna beat Inter 2-0. The title in Serie A was decided through a play-off after both clubs completed the points level at the top of the table.
The rules of Series A at the time dictated that the champion decides to a play-off. Rather than traditional tie-breakers such as goal difference or goal scoring. Italy is one of the European countries most affected by the outbreak of coronavirus. Although its effects have felt throughout the continent. Domestic matches in France, Germany, and Spain will be played behind closed doors in the coming weeks. As authorities seek to limit events that attract large crowds. The connections of the Champions League and the Europa League also affected. At the same time, the Swiss Super League completely closed at the beginning of the month, and all matches canceled until March 23.