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22.14 – Calcagno: “2000 C players made safe” – Umberto Calcagno, vice president of AIC, was interviewed by TuttoC.com to comment on the establishment of the Salva Calcio Fund set up by the FIGC Presidential Committee. “2 thousand of them have been made safe, 70%. We have found an agreement with the president of the FIGC, Gravina, and with the Assoallenatori chaired by Ulivieri: all professional football players coaches with contracts up to 50 thousand euros gross will receive an amount which will cover the entire salary thanks to the allocation of 7 million euros, one of which has already been approved by the Assocalciatori. This sum, present in the Salvacalcio Fund, will be used to supplement the money that the members will receive from the layoffs and to cover the non-agreement with Lega Pro: President Ghirelli has inexplicably taken a step backwards, in fact, in the original agreement, the third series clubs would have had to integrate the missing amounts up to the federal minimum, but then the League did not keep the agreements made. Fortunately, with FIGC and AIAC we managed to find the missing sums. Very soon more funds will be allocated to help the top part of amateurism. ”
21.11 – We should start again from Juventus-Milan – Today’s news, released by Radio Kiss Kiss, the official station of Napoli, about the refusal of the Azzurri to move the challenge, a circumstance that would have satisfied Inter. Nothing to do, the blues gave full availability to play on June 13, while a dry no came to anticipate the game at 12. Italian football starts again from the Italian Cup, therefore, as announced by Vincenzo Spadafora, minister of sport, in the afternoon , and should do so from Turin, where Juventus-Milan will be played (1-1 the first leg). Only the next day, as anticipated by the Neapolitan radio, should there be the return match between Naples and Inter, at San Paolo. It will start from the 1-0 of the first leg, signed Fabian Ruiz. On the 17 instead, as announced by the minister, the final between the winners will be held.
20.07 – The decision on women’s football is still slipping – Women’s Serie A will know their fate on June 8 at the Federal Council. The meeting held today between the twelve teams in our league and the president of the Women’s Soccer Division Ludovica Mantovani did not in fact lead to a definitive decision regarding the restart of the league despite the fact that the FIGC has allocated today just 700 thousand euros for the clubs to support the expenses related to the health protocol and to the organization of the last six championship days.
19.19 – Spadafora: “Football starts from the Italian Cup” – intervened live on your account Facebook, the Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora he spoke thus of football and the recovery of the professionals, scheduled for 12 June with the Italian Cup: “The resumption of football with the Italian Cup, as desired, will take place: the two semifinals have also been anticipated to have a tight schedule later. The first will be on the 12th, then the second on the 13th and the Italian Cup final on the 17th “.
18.57 – Gasperini and the dispute with Valencia: “Offensive controversy” – After his words from last week and Valencia’s response, Gian Piero Gasperini, Atalanta technician, spoke to Sky Sport returning to the quarrel with the Iberian club about its past positivity to Coronavirus: “It is a very offensive controversy, I know I have respected all protocols, I was in quarantine like everyone until we started training again. I never swabbed, with serologicals I discovered that I had caught the virus and looking back on the past that was the period in which I had aches and pains, but I never had a fever or lung problems of any kind. When I left Bergamo I was fine, I had the problems afterwards. Again, the controversy is offensive and bad. ”
16.34 – FIGC: “Those who do not respect the protocol will be excluded from the championship” – The inspectors of the FIGC Procuratorate are continuing to carry out checks in the various training centers of the Serie A teams, to make sure that the protocol is respected and so far no particular violations have emerged. According to what Sportmediaset reported, everyone seems to agree on the importance of respecting it to the letter and precisely for this reason, a proposal emerged at the post FIGC Chairmanship Committee meeting, which will be discussed in the Federal Council on Monday.
Exclusion from the championship – Anyone who does not respect the protocol will be excluded from the championship. Without ifs and buts. A very heavy penalty, which could become reality in a few days. A decision that, if taken, will make it even better understand the willingness of the clubs not to rewrite the Serie A because of some clever. Meanwhile, a meeting between Gabriele Gravina and the Government is expected shortly, especially with the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, to discuss the quarantine issue.
16.01 – Gravina on the algorithm: “We have now arrived at the Normale di Pisa. We are working on imagination” – The president of the FIGC, Gabriele Gravina, at the exit after the meeting of the FIGC Presidential Committee, briefly commented on the work done for the algorithm: “We are working on fantasy. With the algorithm we have now reached the Normale di Pisa”. After the meeting, Gravina spent an hour with the president of the Lega Pro, Ghirelli.
15.35 – The referees of Serie A and Serie B are subjected to swabs: all negative – The anticovid-19 swabs to which the Serie A and Serie B referees were subjected are all negative. ANSA learns this. The issue was addressed by The Hague on the basis of the current Health Protocol and in collaboration with an important structure on Florence, Villa Donatello di Sesto Fiorentino.
14.46 – Lotito after the meeting in FIGC: “I hope that sports merit will prevail” – “What do you wish for the recovery?” This is the question posed to Claudio Lotito, president of Lazio, who was present today in Rome at the meeting of the FIGC Presidential Committee as member of the Committee. “I hope – Lotito said without stopping at the microphones of the reporters present – that sporting merit will prevail”. The position of the president of Lazio in these months has always been quite clear: starting again to end the season on the pitch and even today he reiterated the same line during an interlocutory meeting in view of the Federal Council of 8 June which will decide the formula to be adopt if the championships stop again.
14:20 – Lecce, Liverani: “The algorithm? It’s not a smart thing. I wouldn’t use it” – Lecce coach Fabio Liverani spoke to the official media of the Salento club: “I haven’t studied in depth and you don’t think it’s a smart thing. Finding alternative things to what is the result of the pitch is not good. For me it is not a thing to consider. If it were up to me I wouldn’t use it. ”
13.44 – TMW – FIGC Presidency Committee, interlocutory meeting: on Monday it is decided on the playoff and algorithm – The meeting of the FIGC Presidential Committee which ended a little while ago was interlocutory and focused on the economic aspect of the championships. After approval of the financial statements, the parties set up the football-saving fund and also gave guidelines on the playoffs and playouts, as well as on the algorithm. Various counter-proposals from the Leagues were then heard and a final decision was then made on 8 June in the Federal Council.
13.31 – The A starts again, Nicchi: “Impeccable algorithm. We hope, however, not to have to use it” – The president of the Italian Referees Association, Marcello Nicchi, spoke on the sidelines of the meeting of the FIGC Presidential Committee: “We talked about things of an economic nature. Then we clarified a bit the ideas on the restart of Serie A, B and C On Monday in the Federal Council each League will say how to start again to complete the various championship “. (Click here to read the complete news!)
13.25 – Here is the ‘Salva Calcio’ fund: 21 million 700 thousand to help the world of football from B downwards – Parallel to the return to the field in the professional series, phase 3 of Italian football officially begins today with the establishment of the Salva Calcio Fund by the FIGC Presidential Committee. On the proposal of President Gabriele Grvina, in fact, the administrative body of the Football Federation launches an extraordinary, articulated and particularly substantial project, the final approval of which will be brought to the Federal Council on Monday 8 June. The financial strength and financial availability of the FIGC has allowed direct intervention in favor of the Clubs, of the players of the Serie B, Serie C, the Amateur League and women’s football to face the crisis generated by the emergency COVID-19 for for a total of € 21 million and € 700 thousand. (Click here to read the complete news!)
12.32 – Algorithm and controversy, Gravina is not there: “Raised noise without knowing what it is about” – “The goal is to assign the verdicts of this championship on the field. Changing the format during the race would have been necessary if the conditions for the restart had not been met”. This is how FIGC President Gabriele Gravina speaks, in an interview with Il Mattino in which he returns to the theme of the algorithm that should define the final classification in case of a new suspension of the championship and related controversies (the last, in chronological order, by Lecce President Sticchi Damiani): “A lot of noise was raised without even knowing what it is about. We don’t want to call it that? Let’s call it a criterion for defining the rankings inspired by sporting merit. If the championship were to stop again, I don’t think it right, for example, to crystallize the ranking without taking into account the competitions that remain to be played, with clubs that perhaps have played less than others. It will be inspired by a principle of fairness and common sense. ”
12.01 – Lecce, Sticchi Damiani: “Algorithms read are from the penal code. Who decides the relegations?” – Interviewed by Il Corriere del Mezzogiorno, Lecce president Saverio Sticchi Damiani lashes out against the algorithm that Serie A would like to adopt in the event of a restart. “There is still no algorithm because the issue will be addressed next week: the Federal Council will decide, after evaluating the proposal that the League of A Assembly will put forward. The algorithms that I have read are from the penal code, they make no sense, perhaps circulate artfully. In the event of a stop, then, how can three relegations be assumed? The number of teams was not decided by anyone. ”
11.35 – Football starts again and Gravina sets the next step: “I hope to reopen the stadiums already in the summer” – Fixed and defined the restart of Serie A, for Gabriele Gravina there is now the next step: reopen the stadiums as soon as possible. “I hope to reopen the stadiums already in the summer. By improving the progress of the contagions, I hope we can allow partial access to the football facilities,” says the FIGC president in an interview with Il Mattino: “It would be an extraordinary injection of confidence and of enthusiasm “.
11.10 – Gasperini-Valencia case, Barcelò (Minister of Health): “Unresponsive behavior” – The controversy in Spain around Gian Piero Gasperini, Atalanta’s technician, who in recent days had admitted his malaise (with underwear attributable to Coronavirus) in the hours of the return match of the Champions League round of 16 on 10 March in Valencia house. After the blow and response between Valencia and Goddess to the sound of press releases, some statements on the matter came from the columns of the Corriere della Sera by Ana Barcelò, Minister of Health of the Valencian Community: “He knew he was coming from an area at risk, not he should have moved. It was an unresponsive behavior. ”
10.55 – Serie A, the algorithm could be simpler: average home-away points to be added – In case of crystallization of the ranking in Serie A, there could be a simpler algorithm than the one anticipated yesterday by a thirteen-page document. The weighted average is too abstruse, while the mechanism – which will probably also be borrowed in the Premier League – would be content to add to the points scored before the stop the averages of points at home and points out for those that are missing. In short, better to use reliable data, as Il Corriere dello Sport explains.
10.40 – The FIGC Presidential Committee begins – All the protagonists expected for the meeting of the FIGC Presidential Committee have arrived. From Sibilia to Ghirelli to Lotito, Balata and Nicchi: playoffs, playouts and algorithms at the center of the discussion table. Also present for the Serie A the CEO of the League, Luigi De Siervo, while the president Paolo Dal Pino participates in video link.
10.35 – Serie A, ten teams out of twenty do not provide refunds. Voucher for next season – The subscribers of the football teams risk being left with a handful of flies. According to Il Corriere dello Sport, at least half of the Serie A teams have included in the clauses that, no matter what happens, there is no right to compensation. However, almost all companies are considering what to do. Vouchers, discounts and pre-emptions are possible for next year (or for 2020-21 if it could not be shared with the public), for a voucher of the same amount.
10.22 – FIGC Presidential Committee, Sibilia arrived – The FIGC Presidential Committee will begin in a few minutes for the discussion – among other things – of the playoff, playout and algorithm. The president of the National Amateur League Cosimo Sibilia has just arrived. The Federal President Gravina was already inside the headquarters.
09.57 – Today the FIGC Presidential Committee meets: on the table playoff, playout and algorithm – Playoffs, playouts and algorithm for Serie A: these will be some of the most important topics on the day of the meeting scheduled for this morning. At 10:30, in fact, the FIGC Presidential Committee, which includes the federal president, will meet Gravina, the deputy vice president Sibilia, Claudio Lotito for the Serie A League, Ghirelli for the Lega Pro, Beretta for the technical components.
THURSDAY 4 JUNE
21.30 – Yes of the government in advance of the Italian Cup – According to reports from Sky Sport, the government’s yes should have arrived at the one-day advance of the return semi-finals of the Italian Cup. At this point the match between Juventus and Milan will be scheduled for Friday 12 June, while Napoli-Inter will be played the following day, on the 13th. Only the official is missing but the decision should really have been made.
18.59 – Spain, pre-season friendlies will not be granted to avoid contagion risks – There will be no pre-season friendlies in Spain, so LaLiga president Javier Tebas said. Some clubs had asked for this possibility to better run the team, even possibly against teams B. Possibility discarded for two reasons: the carpet checks that are doing to the staff of the clubs and the risk of contagion that would increase, jeopardizing the resumption of the tournament .
18.40 – Serie B, the dates of the second half: Ascoli-Cremonese opens on 17/06. All on the pitch since the weekend of 21 – Lega B assembly by videoconference. Green light, as requested by the Federation, to the five substitutions to be distributed in a maximum of three moments during the race and also drawn up the dates of the calendar for the restart of the championship, scheduled for the weekend of June 21 with the recovery of the 6th return between Ascoli and Cremonese set on June 17th. Three rounds of the week, 30 June, 14 July and 28 July, the last day of the regular season on August 1, the start of the playoffs on August 4 and the return final on the 20th. Playout, finally, on 7 and 14 August. Pre evening and evening hours are scheduled, which will be communicated together with the race planning of the first days.
18.31 – Go to Phase 3, Premier Conte: “Social distancing and still fundamental masks” – Everyone must continue to respect social distancing and use masks where necessary. Premier Giuseppe Conte said it this afternoon at the press conference, on the first day of Phase 3: “We deserve the smile and happiness after weeks of sacrifices, but it is good to always remember that if we are among the first countries to be able to reopening everything safely is because we all agreed together to make sacrifices and change our deep-rooted lifestyle habits.
The only effective measures are physical spacing and the use of protective masks where necessary. To abandon these measures because it is believed that the virus has disappeared would be a serious lightness. This is a belief denied by all because the infections, although decreasing, continue to be recorded daily “.
18.16 – Civil Protection, the bulletin: 321 new infected (-596 positive compared to yesterday). 71 deaths in 24h – The Civil Protection has released the data relating to the last 24 hours. 37,299 swabs were made and 321 new COVID-19 positives were identified. The currently positive in Italy are 39,297, 596 less than yesterday’s bulletin by virtue of 846 new healed and 71 dead. Since the beginning of the epidemic, 33,601 deaths have occurred in Italy among people with coronavirus.
Currently positive: 39,297 (-596)
Died: 33,601 (+71, + 0.2%)
Healed: 160,938 (+846, + 0.5%)
Intensive care patients: 353 (-55, -13.5%)
Pads: 3,999,591 (+37,299)
Total cases: 233,836 (+321, + 0.1%)
17.35 – Tottenham, communicated the results of the last tests: there is a positive at Covid-19 – Tottenham has announced that in the last tests carried out on the whole team a positive case was found at Covid-19: “Due to medical confidentiality, the individual’s name will not be disclosed. It is an asymptomatic subject, which now it will isolate itself for seven days, in line with the Premier League protocol, before undergoing further tests. ” The Premier League has made it known that Spurs’ is the only case of positivity out of 1,197 tests carried out. Not one of 1,130 tests had been found in the last round.
17.18 – Gasperini statements, Atalanta no communication of a UEFA investigation – Atalanta has not received any communication from UEFA regarding the complaint that Valencia has made known that it intends to present after the statements made last week by Gian Piero Gasperini. This morning, the Spanish media has given prominence to this news but, at the moment, no communication has been received from UEFA to the Nerazzurri club.
17.01 – Premier League, free offer increases: Amazon will distribute its matches for free – More and more Premier League matches in the clear. Among the 92 remaining from here at the end of the season, four are exclusive to Amazon, which has announced that it wants to broadcast them for free when the games resume. Another 4 games will be broadcast in the clear by the BBC, while ‘Sky’ – which holds the rights to 64 of the 92 remaining matches – will send 25 free to its channel on Pick. The remaining twenty matches are exclusive to BT Sport.
16.20 – TMW – Chaos Serie C: Assembly in fact impossible before the Federal Council. The point of the situation – The Serie C is experiencing intense days awaiting the next Federal Council on June 8, called to take a new position on many issues related to the recovery of Italian football including the Pro League. In the last hours in the third series, the case of the League Assembly requested by some clubs (12, the minimum number necessary and not therefore a plebiscite) to analyze what emerged from the Board of Directors which took place last week in the presence of the president of the FIGC Gabriele Gravina. A request, this, which in the end was not accepted by the Lega Pro for merely temporal reasons. Read here the deepening of TMW!
15.37 – Vicepres. AIC: “It makes sense to start again from the Italian Cup” – Umberto Calcagno, vice president of AIC, spoke on the microphones of Radio Kiss Kiss analyzing the issues related to the restart of football: “The protocol is one of the critical issues that remains. We hope that the conditions of our country will improve along with the protocol. When it comes to afternoon hours, our intervention was to avoid problems of this nature. Playing at evening was an important first step. Starting from the Italian Cup? It’s a common sense solution, it allows a break-in phase for many teams “.
15.02 – Here is the algorithm of the FIGC – The document, unveiled by Sportitalia, who can decide the classification of Serie A, B and C in case of definitive stop before the end of the season. An insurance, as the president called it Gabriele Gravina, because it provides a mathematical model to weight the rankings in the impossibility of regularly finishing the championships. Read here the deepening of TMW!
14.34 – Assoagenti: “Callejon and the other expiring players can refuse to play” – The president of Assoagenti Beppe Galli, guest today of Radio Punto Nuovo, brings up the problem of the contracts of players that are due to expire in less than a month: “At this moment any player due to expire on 30 June can say goodbye. The Federation should intervene on the extension of contracts, but so far only words. The players like Callejon in theory they can refuse to play beyond the expiration of their contract. Insurance coverage? Each player has his own personal policy, so he manages himself with his own insurer. Each agent will speak with his insurer to extend or make an additional policy. ”
14.05 – 16% of Spanish footballers have had Coronavirus – According to what reported by Cadena COPE 16% of Primera and Segunda Division players contracted the coronavirus. The total cases, officiated by LaLiga were only 8, including 5 players. Another 160 tests revealed the presence of antibodies in the blood of players and staff members. Among these 160, there were all the players who had been made aware of the disease months ago, with Espanyol with 10 affected and Valencia which detected 35% of the positive cases. In the case of Barcelona as many as 7 members (5 players and 2 technicians) were positive and developed the antibodies, therefore being able to return to training.
13.08 – Nanni: “CTS decides. Audience at the stadium? Can it be” – “It is not for us to decide – he explains Gianni Nanni, coordinator of Serie A sports doctors – but in government, at CTS “. The theme is the well-known one of the team quarantine which, remember once again, remains the only real obstacle for the conclusion of the championships, which, once resumed, risk, given the current requirements, to be interrupted again. And on the public: “Cinemas, theaters reopen, I don’t see why the public should not be brought back to the stadiums, naturally by degrees, and it would still be a good step forward. Regulating the entrances will not be so simple, but it is feasible”.
12.27 – With the Serie A, the referees also leave – Serie A starts again, the twenty-first team in the competition also starts: that of the referees. From today, the referees will be “armored” for a week in that of Coverciano, net of transfers necessary for medical visits. Whistles and their staff will have to undergo strict and even stricter checks routine. The referees will be tested today (the results tomorrow) and then on the 7th, before finishing the withdrawal. Not to be underestimated, even in their case, a positivity risks jeopardizing the recovery.
11.50 – Algorithm in case of stop, Gravina will illustrate the solution tomorrow – At tomorrow’s meeting, Gravina will explain how this arithmetic mechanism works in practice. Firstly, its limits: crystallizing the ranking can lead to promotions, relegations, European placings, but not to the assignment of the Italian flag. Furthermore, the algorithm would only come into play after at least two days have been played and especially only in the event of a new stop with a different number of games played between the various teams. In fact, if you stop for the same matches, it would be enough to take the standings as they are.
11.08 – Tardelli: “It will not be a problem for players to play at 5pm” – Marco Tardelli, candidate to lead the AIC, the professional association of players, speaks to the microphones of TuttoMercatoWeb.com of the ten Serie A matches positioned in the middle of the afternoon during the next month and a half of the championship: “I’m not agree with those who consider it a problem. It is a problem that does not exist. I also played in July and August. We played at worse times. In an emergency we can adapt. For the players it will not be a problem to take the field at 5:15 pm. Certainly at that time, Lecce or Naples will not be played. ”
10.21 – Waiting for the programming of the Italian Cup semi-finals – If the verbal clash between Juventus and Inter on the calendar of the Italian Cup that forces an immediate start on the uphill continues to be alive, today the government may receive good news. As reported by Corriere della Sera all four clubs still protagonists in the cup (in addition to black and white and nerazzurri there are also Milan and Napoli) could see their request to anticipate the two semifinals of one day accepted: so Juventus-Milan could play the evening of June 12 and Napoli-Inter that of 13.
9.44 – Meetings in Serie B will start shortly: today the calendar for the season finale – Serie B also knows the dates of its season finale this morning. At 10 o’clock there is a Board of Directors of Mauro Balata who will put the proposals circulated in these waiting days black and white, in the wake of what was decided by A. Then at 12 there will be the Assembly with all the associated companies that will evaluate the plan.
8.50 – The possibility of playoff / playout goes away – Plan B, the one that tells the news of the playoffs and playouts in football, goes away. The clubs of A do not want them as a way out in case the championship stops again, but not permanently and, now, the FIGC is thinking of triggering reverse. So, once the season restarted at 19.30 on Saturday 20 June with Torino-Parma, the plan B of President Gravina would remain only one: if due to a possible, and sudden, exponential growth of the contagions, football were forced to to interrupt its new path, the solution of the “crystallized” classification would be adopted.
00.10 – Ukraine, 25 positives in Karpaty Lviv between players and staff: the club goes into quarantine – The Ukrainian soccer team of Karpaty Lviv was quarantined “for at least two weeks” after 25 people between players and staff tested positive for the new coronavirus. Training has been suspended. The next two games for the Lviv team have been canceled. Karpaty explained that 65 people had been tested for coronavirus and urged other clubs to do the same with “utmost responsibility”.
WEDNESDAY 3 JUNE
11.40pm – Football starts again, Gravina: “I understand the fans who protest, but the vaccine could not be expected” – “I experienced an internal conflict in the dramatic moments of the virus, but there it was necessary to understand if we had to compromise our movement definitively”. Thus speaks FIGC President Grabriele Gravina, in a long interview with Il Romanista in which he also tackles the topic of ultra protests around Italy against the restart, judged a financial choice at the expense of health: “It is not so – emphasizes Gravina -, football is restarting because it is a hope for the whole country. The fans are right and I understand them, but how can you think that while the whole country is restarting football it is standing still, then starting again in August or September? so with the virus, you can’t wait for the vaccine. There are 100 thousand people working in the sector. Everyone is sharing internationally, I didn’t want to take the title of L’Equipe “Come degli stupi” and we can’t tell. We will honor those who are no longer there and those who suffer from mourning “.
22.55 – Football starts again, in Bulgaria fans at the stadium with a capacity limited to 30% of the seats – Even in Bulgaria, as in Hungary, fans will be able to go to the stadium while respecting the rules on social distancing. The stadiums, which will return to host the championship matches from June 5, will have a capacity limited to 30% of the seats, such as theaters and cinemas. The Ministry of Health announced it
22.10 – The Premier gives the green light to the preparation friendlies. So many rules to follow – The Premier League today gave the go-ahead to clubs to play friendly matches, but with a string of rigorous instructions to follow. The clubs of the top English league had asked permission to face other teams to intensify the preparation in view of the return on the field, scheduled for next June 17. The matches will be played in the stadiums or in the training fields, respecting some rules to ensure compliance with the rules of hygiene and social distancing. For example, clubs – except Newcastle – will be prohibited from traveling longer than 90 minutes and all players must travel in their own cars. Official referees will not be admitted, they will be replaced by technical staff members and the changing rooms will not be used, to avoid unnecessary contact between the players.
21.30 – Stop Ligue 1, the Council of State confirms: “On 4 June we will examine Lyon’s appeal” – This afternoon, the French Council of State announced that requests sent by Lyon, Amiens and Toulouse will be examined on Thursday 4 June: “On Thursday 4 June, at 2:00 pm, the Council of State will examine the appeals of Olympique Lyonnais, of Toulouse Football Club and Amiens Sporting Club. The football clubs ask the Council of State to review the decision of the professional football league to suspend the Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 championships ten days before the end of the competitions “, read the e-mail sent to all companies.
21.08 – Champions, UEFA and ECA also evaluate a final eight in Lisbon. Final on August 22nd? – The UEFA Executive Committee will meet on 17 June: a very important event, because it will serve to establish the format with which the two European competitions will end and the dates on which the matches will be played. A few days ago we talked about the almost certain renunciation of Istanbul to host the final and the possibility of playing a sort of final four in another city. According to Mundo Deportivo, in the last talks with the ECA the candidacy of Lisbon has become insistent: Da Luz, together with José Arvalade, could host the final four or even a final eight. The reason is soon explained: UEFA is trying to streamline the calendar ahead of the start of next season and therefore would like to decrease the number of games to play. For this reason, he would also be thinking of bringing forward the Champions League final date to 22 August, instead of the planned – but unofficial – date of 29. A solution that obviously may not appeal to televisions, and not even to the Europa League, which would have less media coverage.
20.03 – Case Gasperini-Valencia, the Spanish club expects the opening of a UEFA investigation – In the past few hours, the long-distance controversy between Gian Piero Gasperini, Atalanta and Valencia has made much discussion about the interview in which the coach confessed his malaise in the hours of the return match of the Champions League round of 16 on 10 March, symptoms compatible with Coronavirus infection. A few hours later the critical statement of the Spanish club arrived, then the response of the Goddess in which it confirmed compliance with any safety rule or protocol. Valencia are not there, however, and according to Marca, the Spanish club continues to expect a tough stance on the part by UEFA and the Italian authorities. The Iberian club, it is said, has interpreted Gasperini’s words as a sort of public self-complaint and for this reason he expects UEFA to open an investigation into it.
19.05 – Civil Protection, the bulletin: 318 new infected (-1.474 positive compared to yesterday). 55 dead in 24h – The Civil Protection has released the data relating to the last 24 hours. 52,159 swabs were made and 318 new COVID-19 positives were identified. There are currently 39,893 positives, 1,474 fewer than yesterday. Compared to yesterday, 55 people with coronavirus have died, resulting in a total of 33,530 deaths since the beginning of the epidemic. Below the data.
Currently positive: 39,893
Died: 33,530 (+55, + 0.2%)
Discharged / Healed: 160,092 (+1,737, + 1.1%)
Intensive care patients: 408 (-16, -3.8%)
Buffers: 3.962.292 (+52.159)
Total cases: 233.515 (+318, + 0.1%)
17.25 – Calcagno (AIC): “The elections? A real championship reform is needed” – The attorney Umberto Calcagno, vice-president of the Assocalciatori (AIC) spoke during the ‘Juventus style’ during the ‘Juventus style’: “The times and everything that has been discussed in these days have led to an improvement in conditions to play, the fact that there are now only 10 games in the afternoon and that they are played at 5.15 pm means that there was a problem and it has been addressed. No matches will be played in the South in that time, I think a good meeting point has been found because the health of the players is close to everyone’s heart, especially in a period where you have to play every three days. ” (Click here to read the complete news!)
15.23 – Gravina’s algorithm Plan C for shooting football is called an algorithm. Corriere della Sera tries to explain the mathematical game of the moment, that is Gabriele Gravina’s project to determine the final classification. The question is complex: “the incomplete classification is taken, the average points at home and away are evaluated, multiply by 19 and a coefficient is added for goals scored and conceded”. However, this also does not take into account the calendar, which could have prevented club X from difficult clashes that Y had already had to face.
12.13 – Goal in the clear? Few chances According to what La Repubblica writes, the possibilities for VIncenzo Spadafora, Minister of Sport, to implement a direct vol in Chiaro for the Serie A matches would seem to be reduced to the margins. A calendar of stew certainly does not facilitate the project but in any case the the last word will be up to the government and the league.
11.33 – Plan B for the 2020-2021 season The words of Gabriele Gravina, number one of the FIGC, on the next championship (“can start on September 12 but also a little later. In the event of objective impediment, article 218 of the Relaunch Decree allows the FIGC to derogate from the sports regulations to reorganize the season “, ed) leave the way open for Plan B. Second Republicif the 2020-2021 season starts in October, it could be a regular season with 2 groups of 10 teams and 18 games each. Then play-offs and play-outs.
11.05 – The B asks for clarifications on the plans in case of stop Plan B (play off and play out dispute) and plan C (crystallization of the ranking and verdicts decided through sporting merit) are the two points on which the president of the League B Mauro Balata, and all 20 cadet clubs, wants to see us clearly to avoid misunderstandings and perhaps unpleasant queues in the courts. This is the content of a letter sent to the number one of the Federcalcio Gabriele Gravina (and also forwarded to colleagues Dal Pino, Ghirelli and Sibilia) in view of the Federal Council of 8 June which should put an end to months of negotiations between the various realities of Italian football.
10.10 – France regrets the stop? L’Equipe reports the words of Gérard López Fojaca, president and owner of Lille, who speaks of the decision to stop the championship, branded as a catastrophe “for the economic and sporting consequences that derive from it”.
09.00 – In the League it is all against all Background on the Lega Calcio poisons on the columns of Republic that tells of presidents against managers, large against small, recovery against stop. All against all, “a jungle”, says a veteran. At stake is an armchair in the Council: now Lotito, president of Lazio, wants Setti, Verona’s number one, in the Lega Council instead of Inter, Antonello, already represented by Marotta. The big names instead support De Laurentiis, president of Napoli.
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MONDAY 1 JUNE
22.02 – Calcagno: “We all hope that the quarantine can be reduced” – Umberto Calcagno, vice-president of the Italian Footballers Association, spoke to TMW Radio’s microphones about the team quarantine that risks paralyzing Serie A: “Gravina himself awaits results from the Technical-Scientific Committee: it is a wish, and we have it especially as a country system, it would mean that the curve continues to improve. This is why I criticized the Lega Pro: it immediately got on the defensive, giving up too soon to finish the championships, without giving itself any chance as we are doing for the Serie A and for the B. Today, with playoff and playout methods, the Lega Pro risks unloading on the teams a really badly managed situation “.
21.11 – Mancini: “At the beginning there will be surprise results” – During his speech in the live video on Gazzetta.it, the national technical commissioner Roberto Mancini he talked about the championship: I think that at the beginning there will be a bit of difficulty for everyone because many players will not be in top condition. The hope is to see that the players get in shape with the passing of the games. The rhythm will not be as usual at the beginning, then it will also be a little warmer. There will be some problems, however, I hope to see good football. There will be surprising results because it is one thing to play with the public that sometimes drags you and without anyone “.
19.30 – HERE IS THE COMPLETE CALENDAR UNTIL THE 35TH SHIFT WITH TIMES AND TV PROGRAMMING: CLICK HERE!
7.15 pm – Here is the new calendar to complete Serie A! It starts from Turin-Parma – The Serie A League has made official the new calendar to complete the Serie A 2019/20. It starts from the recoveries of the 25th turn. Here is the schedule.
Saturday 20 June
19.30 – Turin-Parma (Sky)
9:45 pm – Hellas Verona-Cagliari (DAZN)
Sunday 21 June
19.30 – Atalanta-Sassuolo (Sky)
9:45 pm – Inter-Sampdoria (Sky)
18.31 – Cairo has clear ideas: “The algorithm is the antithesis of football” – Urban Cairo, president of the turin, to the microphones of ‘Gazzetta.it’ he expressed himself quite clearly on the possibility of determining the ranking with an algorithm in case of a new championship stop. “Sport is beautiful because it is unpredictable, like Milan that wins 3 to 0 with Liverpool and in a few minutes loses the game. Or Juve who loses the Scudetto with Perugia, Inter who loses it in 2002 in the rush. final. These emotions cannot restore an algorithm. It is very dangerous to talk about algorithms today, it would be to apply a mathematical measure that does not exist in football “.
18.07 – Today’s numbers of the Civil Protection – The Civil Protection has released the data relating to the last 24 hours. 31,394 swabs were made and 178 new COVID-19 positives identified. The currently positive are 41,367, 708 less than yesterday. Compared to yesterday, 60 people with coronavirus have died for a total of 33,475 deaths since the beginning of the epidemic. Read all the issues here today.
17.29 – Back of the League: calendar already today – Back of the Serie A League, who after letting us know that the calendar would be postponed to Wednesday took a step back and announced that it is expected already for tonight.
16.49 – Announcement of the new calendar on Wednesday – Slip the drafting of the final calendar to complete the 2019/20 season. The Serie A League, reports ‘Sportmediaset’, will not make the calendar of the Italian and Serie A Cup official before the Government and FIGC go ahead early June 12 (the current Prime Ministerial Decree provides for the return on the field no earlier than the 14th). A sign of respect for institutions that comes from the building in via Rosellini but which should not change the calendar drawn up in the last few hours.
It will start from the Italian Cup and then from the recoveries of the 25th round, which should be distributed in this way.
Turin-Parma (Saturday 20 June at 19.30)
Hellas Verona-Cagliari (Saturday 20 June at 9:45 pm)
Atalanta-Sassuolo (Sunday 21 June at 7.15 pm)
Inter-Sampdoria (Sunday 21 June at 9:45 pm).
14.55 – Gravina speaks: “Soon new proposal for quarantine” – Gabriele Gravina gave an interview to the microphones of ‘Radio 24’. The number one of the FIGC spoke about the much discussed norm imposed by the CTS on the mandatory quarantine of the whole team in the event of a positive membership card or staff member: “Football has never asked for shortcuts or discounts. Today there are clear rules, which allow you to continue the activity, isolating an athlete or a staff professional, continuing your training. We know that this rule is foreseen, the hope is that shortly, a week before the start of the tournaments, therefore of the Italian Cup, can be re-evaluated: we will send a new proposal, in the hope that this rule will be revisited. Today, theoretically, but probably also in practice, it creates great anxiety and concern “. Click here for the full interview.
14.11 – FIGC, here is the protocol for the competitions – The FIGC published a few minutes ago the protocol for the resumption of professional matches: through its official website, the football federation has made known the document (available in full version at this link) “General indications for the planning, organization and management of the competitions professional football in ‘behind closed doors’ mode, aimed at containing the epidemiological emergency from COVID-19 “.
The document mainly has the objective of defining organic and homogeneous guidelines that allow the planning, organization and management of the professional championship competition dispute in closed-door mode for the containment of the epidemiological emergency from Covid-19; identify actions to mitigate the risks to the safety of players, staff, referees and experts; indicate the categories of subjects admitted to the organization of competitions in closed mode; structure a homogeneous configuration of the stadiums and access routes to the areas of activity; organize and optimize the procedures for setting up and managing the TV production of the tenders; encourage the coordination of activities for the structures in charge of organization and safety management. To find out in practice how the protocol will work, here you will find a dedicated TMW study.
12.07 – The latest on the B As reported by the press office of Lega B through official note, “the Ordinary Assembly of the National League of Professionals Serie B, left open on May 15, will resume its work on Wednesday June 3 at 12 noon after the morning will meet on Governing Council. In addition to the president’s communications and the general manager’s information at the center of the meeting, the issues relating to the Covid emergency 19 “.
11.37 – Cup reversed races? Will the semi-finals of the Italian Cup scheduled for 12 and 13 June be reversed? It is one of the hypotheses under consideration launched by Libero who speaks at length about the calendar of A that will be presented today, with 10 games at 5.15 pm, 50 at 7.15 pm and 64 at 9.30 pm. 124 league games but for the Cup the dates could be reversed and therefore we could start again with Napoli-Inter and then the one between Juventus and Milan.
10.43 – No Scudetto with the algorithm The algorithm is already on the dock. Because it could also give heavy results and results on the economic side for clubs. Just think of Milan that at the moment would be ninth, and not seventh, and outside Europe: meanwhile, it would lose 2 million difference prizes plus those for the Europa League. The algorithm, however, specifies the newspaper, will not decide the Scudetto: “if the play-offs cannot be played, the title will not be assigned”.
09.55 – Milan without Europe with the algorithm Juventus first with 92.07 points, according to the algorithm identified by Republic (but title not assigned), then Lazio, Inter and Atalanta in the Champions League. Roma and Napoli would go to the Europa League, fifth and sixth. Only ninth place for Milan behind Verona and Parma, down instead Lecce, SPAL and Brescia. For Salento, a trifle in the calculation was decisive: Genoa would be 36.86 points, Lecce would be 36.53.
09.30 – “No to the algorithm” says Marotta The algorithm has been rejected by all Serie A clubs. Giuseppe Marotta, CEO of Inter: “It cannot be a solution. How can you consider the unpredictable which is the basis of football? We are against any solution that does not either to end the season or to keep the classification. If the championship cannot be closed, it is because the epidemic will have started again and then I don’t see how playoffs and playouts can be played. ”
09.22 – One race per day It will be played every day, from 20 June to 2 August. Today the League of A will formalize the calendar from the resumption of 20 June with the 4 recoveries: in total there will be 124 to leave: the ok by the ministers of health (Hope) and sport (Spadafora) for Juventus-Milan should arrive on 12 and Napoli-Inter on 13 June, semi-finals of the Italian Cup. Final at the Olimpico on the 17th. The idea that today should then be official with the calendar is that from 22nd, the day of shooting, there will not be an evening without football.
09.00 – A calendar today? Waiting to untie the many knots (free-to-air TV, quarantine, contracts), the calendar should arrive today. And indiscretions flock: we (re) leave from Turin-Parma at 19.30 on 19 June, the same evening (at 21.45) Hellas Verona-Cagliari would take the field. Then on June 20 here is Atalanta-Sassuolo (19.30) and finally Inter-Sampdoria (21.45). As for the 27th day, the first that would be (re) played in full, here is the advance Bologna-Juventus (22 June at 21.45), while the postponements would be Inter-Sassuolo and Atalanta-Lazio (24 June, 19.30 and 21.45 respectively). Among the various advances and postponements, here is Milan Rome at 17.15 on 28 June, Lazio-Milan on July 4 at 21.45 and Milan-Juventus on July 7 always 21.45. Key week for the Scudetto in mid-July: on the 11th Juve hosts Atalanta at 9:45 pm (on the 12th there is Napoli-Milan), on the 20th is played at the same time Juve-Lazio (on the 19th here is Roma-Inter ).
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