Serie A clubs have voted to resume the season on June 13, pending approval from the Italian government.
Sixteen Serie A clubs voted in favour of resuming the league on June 13, while the four clubs voted in favour of resuming the cancelled season on the next weekend, i.e. June 20.
After Italian Football Federation (FIGC) agreed to follow the medical protocols, Serie A was given permission to be resumed. Italian sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora said, ” Every terms and conditions regarding the medical protocols are agreed to be followed by the respective clubs and personnels. So the Serie A is allowed to start group training from May 18. The remaining matches of the league will resume from June 13″
Though, the league starts from June 13, Italian clubs will have enough time to finish off both the Serie A season and the Coppa Italia. Coppa Italia was suspended after the first leg of both semi-finals, before UEFA’s cut-off point of August 2.
19 Serie A players have tested positive for corona virus from the day league was suspended on March 9. Fiorentina and Sampdoria are reported to have respectively six and four new Corona virus cases within their club last week.
There are 12 games remaining in Serie A with four matches which were postponed from the 25th round. Juventus are at the top of the table one point ahead of Lazio.
Serie A clubs have always been crystal clear in completion of the season. Wednesday’s voting result is another point proving all the teams are united and going down the same path.
The chronology behind the approved protocol is to make each club a ‘safe group’ through regular testing. The testing starts from two weeks before the season would resume. This will avoid the risk of transmission.
Juventus and Argentina star player Paulo Dybala has just recovered from Corona Virus. He was tested positive for Corona Virus nearly a month ago. It was a moment of shock when his 6 consecutive tests came positive. Later, after a week, his 3 tests came negative and Juventus announced that Dybala was recovered successfully.
Meanwhile, La Liga is set to be resumed from June 12 a day before Serie A resumes.
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