On Wednesday, a meeting of the Federal Council took place between the head of the Italian Football Federation Gabriele Gravina. The president of Lega Serie A Paolo Dal Pino, and the major colleagues from Serie A, Serie B and Serie C, which discussed the revised calendar for the suspended seasons.
Lega Serie A season will end by August 20
Series A season 2019-20 will end by August 20 to start the campaign 2020-21 on September 1. On Wednesday, a meeting of the Federal Council took place between the head of the Italian Football Federation Gabriele Gravina. The president of Lega Serie A Paolo Dal Pino, and the major colleagues from Serie A, Serie B and Serie C, which discussed the revised calendar for the suspended seasons. The Italian top-flight, suspended since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, hoped to resume on June 13. Still, the season will remain paused until at least June 14 following a decision made by a recent government decree. Italian Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on Tuesday that the future of the Serie A campaign would be decided at a meeting with the Council on May 28.
2020-2021 Serie A season will start from September 1
The Council agreed that the current season in the top three divisions should be completed no later than August 20. So that the Coppa Italia tournament ends at the end of the month. The new format with which the decision on the final standings will be made will be sought if the Covid-19. Which claimed more than 32 thousand lives in Italy, again leads to a halt to the campaign. “The Italian Football Federation has demonstrated its readiness to restart and complete its national professional competitions. Marking August 20 as the deadline for Series A, B, and C to close their competitions,” the FIGC said in a statement. “Before the restart of sports, the Federal Council will determine criteria by which the competition will be finalized.
Ceferin hopes that they will end European season and UEFA competition
“Finally, as a consequence of what has been authorized, the 2020-21 season will begin on September 1”. While the teams returned to training this week, Parma announced last Saturday that two of their players tested positive for Covid-19. So Inter said the next day that all their players, coaches, and staff tested negative for the virus. UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin recently announced that he expects the completion of the 2019-20 season. Including the Champions League and the Europa League, by August. “We have a plan, but we have to wait until the UEFA Executive Committee confirms the dates. I can say that the European season will be over if everything is as it is now, in August,” he said. “As it looks now, I’m sure we can end the European season, and that means UEFA competition.”