Serie A clubs agree to resume 2019/20 season despite coronavirus

Written by on May 2, 2020

Despite some reports suggesting that some Italian top-flight clubs wanted to abandon the campaign, a consensus has been reached that the league can return
All 20 clubs in the Italian Serie A have voted to resume the 2019-20 season whenever possible.

There had been reports that some clubs were against restarting the season, with Italy having been one of the worst affected countries in Europe by coronavirus, however an agreement has now been reached between teams and the Italian football federation (FIGC).

The news was confirmed via a conference call yesterday, however it depends on whether the Italian government gives permission for football to start again.

The Italian government has been feuding for weeks with individual regions about which activities will be allowed when the nation begins to emerge from an economically crippling lockdown on Monday.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is lifting Italians’ stay-at-home orders and permitting restaurants to resume takeout service next week.

Giuseppe Conte had previously announced that professional sports teams can resume training on May 18.

Another key moment in whether Serie A will return comes tomorrow, when the FIGC meets with the government’s scientific technical committee to discuss the medical protocol needed to restart the season, after previous guidelines presented by the league were rejected.

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