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COVID-19: Italy’s Serie A To Be Extended Until August 2

On this file photograph taken on April 20, 2010 Inter Milan’s Brazilian defender Maicon (R) celebrates with teamate Argentinian Diego Milito after scoring towards Barcelona through the UEFA Champions League first leg semifinal Inter Milan vs Barcelona soccer match at San Siro stadium in Milan. Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP

 

Italian soccer chiefs on Thursday introduced that the tip of the Serie A season will likely be pushed again from June 30 to August 2 to complete the season suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Federation president Gabriele Gravina stated the FIGC would “adopt a resolution in the coming hours to postpone the end of the 2019/2020 sports season to August 2”.

No sport has been performed in Italy since March 9 because the nation grapples with the COVID-19 disaster which has killed over 25,000 folks.

“The world of football is working incessantly and responsibly to find concrete and sustainable solutions to the crisis generated by Covid-19 including those necessary and indispensable to safeguard 2020-21 competitions,” Gravina stated.

Serie A’s 20 golf equipment on Tuesday voted unanimously to finish the league season, however the last resolution will likely be all the way down to the Italian authorities.

The federation additionally hopes golf equipment can begin coaching once more from Could four, the date on which the federal government plans to begin easing the containment measures.

In Germany, the Bundesliga is making ready to renew with out spectators on Could 9, making it the primary main European league again in motion, however the last go-ahead rests with political leaders.

European soccer’s governing physique UEFA on Thursday left the door open for leagues to deliver an early finish to their seasons and stated qualification for the subsequent Champions League needs to be “based on sporting merit”.

UEFA didn’t nevertheless present an in depth calendar for the resumption of competitions.

One of many attainable situations could be for nationwide league and cup competitions to conclude in early August with the latter phases of this season’s Champions League and Europa League to be performed later within the month.

 

AFP

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