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Serie A Scraps May Return Target Date

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Serie A has scrapped its initial target of resuming the season at the end of May and will now only do so once ‘health conditions allow it’. Lega Serie A met the Italian players’ union (AIC) on Friday to discuss rescheduling options for 2019-20 and salary cuts in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Although no [...]

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Serie A 2019-20 risks having to stop prematurely because of the Coronavirus outbreak, which would be the first early finish since World War I in 1915, and a potential repeat of that Lazio protest. The Coronavirus outbreak has put football on hold in Italy and has started to affect the rest of the European leagues [...]

FIGC: Serie A Season May Not Resume

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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. Today’s summit between the Italian Football Federation, CONI, Government and various representatives of the league competitions was called to discuss how to proceed after [...]

Serie A Suspended Until 3 April

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All sport at all levels in Italy is to be suspended until at least 3 April because of coronavirus, the country’s Olympic committee has announced. This includes football matches in Serie A but does not cover Italian clubs or national teams participating in international competitions. Serie A – Italy’s top flight – had already said [...]

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Italy’s professional footballers union, the AIC, is threatening to strike over the health risks of its members continuing to work during the coronavirus crisis in the country. There have been over 5,000 confirmed cases of the illness in the country, with more than 230 people having died, leading to the government locking down large parts [...]

Serie A fixture list in total disarray

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Almost 24 hours after the Government decree ruling all sport will be played behind closed doors, the Lega Serie A still hasn’t confirmed what – if any – fixtures are being played this weekend. The situation is verging on farcical now, as the Government issued a new decree on Wednesday ordering all sporting events in [...]

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Inter Milan president Steven Zhang feels playing matches behind closed doors is the only practical way for football to continue in Italy until the coronavirus is under control. Inter have had two Serie A games postponed since the outbreak began. They also played a Europa League tie against Ludogorets behind closed doors at the San [...]

Serie A To Continue Behind Closed Doors

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Italy’s Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora says Serie A will “go ahead” with games played behind closed doors following a meeting held in Rome. Serie A has been thrown into chaos following a string of postponements due to the ever-growing spread of the Coronavirus in the country. However only games in certain regions have been [...]

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Brescia President Massimo Cellino says the chaos enveloping Serie A is “mortifying” and that “there are 20 teams in Serie A, just not two.” Italian football has been hit hard as a consequence of the outbreak of the Coronavirus in the northern part of the country. Games have been postponed or played depending on the [...]

More Serie A Games Postponed

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The Italian Government has issued a new decree ordering the suspension of all sporting events in Coronavirus-affected regions until March 8, including Atalanta-Lazio, Bologna-Juventus and Inter-Sassuolo. That means all games based in the cluster regions – Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, then more specifically the cities of Savona and Pesaro-Urbino – will either be behind closed doors [...]