Serie A to determine season fate with Italian government

Serie A’s hopes of following Germany and Spain back onto the pitch will be decided on Thursday in a meeting with the Italian government which will determine the fate of the season in Italy.

Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora will tell representatives from the Italian football federation and Lega Serie A if the health conditions are right to return to action after nearly three months.

The season has been on hold since March 9 when it was halted as coronavirus infections spread rapidly in Italy. The pandemic has killed almost 33 000 people in the country.

Clubs returned to group training on May 19 but competitive action remains suspended until mid-June.

The indications are that Spadafora and the government’s Scientific Technical Committee will agree to both implementing a health protocol and to resume the season. Place bet on today’s virtual games on NaijaBet

If there is a green light on Thursday, Lega Serie A will meet on Friday to examine “the different calendar hypotheses” for the remaining Serie A and Italian Cup matches.