Understanding reached between government and football leaders. Spadafora: “The FIGC has assured me that there is a plan B, playoffs and playouts, and a plan C, crystallization of the ranking”
The Serie A championship will start again on 20 June. However, the Italian Cup will resume first: the return of the semifinals (Napoli-Inter and Juventus-Milan) on 13 and 14, the final in Rome on 17. This is the outcome of the meeting between the government and the world of football. The sports minister, Vincenzo Spadafora, illustrated the terms of the decision: “A very useful meeting with all the components as we said football would be restarted when there would be all the safety conditions and when the CTS would give us all the ok. Now the country is starting up again, sport is starting up again. The CTS has approved the protocol for the competitive recovery and confirmed the indispensable necessity of the fiduciary quarantine in the event that a player should prove positive. The other thing is that the need for tampons provided for players who must in no way harm the needs of all Italian citizens and without preferential routes of any kind. I asked the Football Federation what would be done if the championship resumed and the health emergency returned. The FIGC assured me that there is a plan B and C, playoff playout and crystallization of the ranking. I personally hope that a positive signal can be given to the whole country with the matches of the Italian Cup. That would be clear: it would be a restart from three important competitions for the benefit of all Italians “.
– Spadafora also talks about a possible opening of Sky: it would not be a direct goal in the clear, but in any case a partial offer accessible to all: “There are also ongoing contacts with broadcasters, my hope is that there is a signal from part of Sky, the first discussions were positive “.
The other leagues
During the meeting there was also talk of the restart of Serie B, also scheduled for June 20, and of C (here there are no dates). Next week there will be a specific call for women’s football, which could instead start again in mid-July.