The A series Italian, stopped since March 9 due to the coronavirus pandemic, will resume on June 20, and there is a concrete possibility that the semifinals of the Italy Cup, as reported this Thursday by the Minister of Sports, Vincenzo Spadafora.
The decision was communicated by Spadafora after a meeting with the president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), Gabriele Gravina, and the one from the Serie A League, Paolo Dal Pino.
“As we have said from the first moment, football would resume only in security conditions. Now Italy is reopening and it is correct that football also returns,” he said. Spadafora at the end of the meeting.
The Sports Minister stressed that the Scientific Technical Committee accepted the health protocol presented by FIGC and warned that, if the contagion curve were to rise significantly again, it would be necessary to block the competition again.
“Now we can say that the championship returns on June 20. I have already spoken to the Prime Minister (Giuseppe Conte) and you are satisfied. I personally hope that the country can be given a positive signal and use the week from June 13 to 20 to complete the Italia Cup, “he said. Spadafora.
Twelve days pending
The cup competition was interrupted after the games of the two semifinals were played (Milan-Juventus 1-1 e Inter Milan-Naples 0-1), and Spadafora did not exclude that the tournament can be closed even before the resumption of Series A.
The Serie A League will decide in the next few hours on what date the league championship will end, which was interrupted on match day 26 when the Juventus Turin he was a leader with a point of advantage over the Lazio, second.
There remain to play twelve days plus four games corresponding to date 25, which had been postponed in early March as they were organized in regions then considered to be at high risk of contagion by coronavirus.
All matches will be played behind closed doors and with a maximum of 300 people in the stadiums, according to the FIGC health protocol.
The Federation also reiterated that it has prepared plans B and C in the case in which it was not possible to dispute the remaining days, which include the possibility of organizing a qualifying round to choose the champion and the descended clubs.