The Italian top-flight has been suspended since March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But steps have been taken this month to bring the Serie A back. The clubs began private lessons at their training grounds in early May. Before resuming group training this week after being announced by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
Serie A future will be revealed at a meeting on May 28
Italian Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora announced that the future of the 2019-20 Series A campaign would be set on at a meeting on May 28. The Italian top-flight has been suspended since March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But steps have been taken this month to bring the Serie A back. The clubs began private lessons at their training grounds in early May. Before resuming group training this week after being announced by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. As the league sees a potential return by mid-June. Final negotiations are now planned between the Italian government, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), and Serie A.
“The president of the Italian Footballer’s Association Damiano Tommasi wants a certain date? I’m glad to give him the good news,” Spadafora admitted. “Just already, I called a meeting with FIGC President Gabriele Gravina, Serie A President Paolo Dal Pino, and all the other members on May 28, at 3 pm.
Serie A should be played completely
“I believe that next Thursday, we will be in good condition. So that all the data is available regarding the evolution of the health emergency so that we can decide whether and when Series A will resume. May 28 is the date by which we will conclude. “There were suggestions that Serie A would seek to end its season with a mini-tournament. With teams still having 12 or 13 games in the season. But Spadafora has rejected the idea of a playoff format. He said that, in his opinion, the season should be played completely if it needs to be completed. “I think it’s important that if we start the championship again, we’ll finish it.”
Spadafora also said that he regrets his previous suggestion that Serie A could follow the path of Ligue 1 in France, which ended its season last month. “I reacted harshly because deciding on the date of the resumption of the championship, with full intensive care, was shameful.” Now, when the country starts, it’s right that even football and the whole world of sports will start again. The idea that I can be against football, which I found annoying in the beginning, is now ridiculous.”