Serie A clubs may be allowed to complete the 2019-20 season in October. According to Gabriele Gravina, president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC).
Gravina: Serie A may be allowed to complete season in October
Serie A clubs may be allowed to complete the 2019-20 season in October. According to Gabriele Gravina, president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC). Italy’s top-flight last month was suspended indefinitely due to the spread of coronavirus. So FIGC said on Friday that the season would not be resumed until the health and safety of all concerned could be somehow guaranteed. Italy has been hit hardest by COVID-19 in Europe. Nearly 129,000 confirmed cases and more than 15,800 deaths. Although official data in recent days indicate that strict blocking measures affect the spread of the virus. According to Gravina, the proposed date of May 17 for restarting Serie A remains possible. Still, he insists that it would be best to allow 2019-20 if necessary to end much later than this year, rather than declare the season canceled.
Still, it is a hypothesis
“It is a hypothesis,” Gravina said in an interview, answering the question whether the September or October finish has been nominated. “At the moment, a possible restart date maybe May 17. But I want to clarify that this is only a hypothesis.”Ending the season would be the best way not only to prevent the 2019-20 season from being compromised but also to avoid compromise 2020-21 season somehow. “There are signs that Italy has taken strict measures to ensure social remoteness and limit all non-essential trips. With the number of new deaths falling over the past three days, while the number of confirmed new cases also seems to be decreasing.
PM Giuseppe Conte says he couldn’t offer any guarantees
However, prime minister Giuseppe Conte admitted earlier Sunday that he could not offer any guarantees. When the blocking measures would be relaxed. We follow the directions of the scientific committee. But Italy was the first nation in Europe to face an emergency, “Conte said.”Our answer may not be perfect, but we did everything possible based on our knowledge. “The World Health Organization recognizes the validity of the measures we have taken, and the results show that we are on the right track.”