Italian FA chief looking back to Serie A in May


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Italian football federation (FIGC) president Gabriele Gravina expressed hope Wednesday Serie A resumes on May 2 with a possible finish in July at the latest.

All Italian sports were suspended until April 3 following the coronavirus pandemic that killed nearly 3,000 people in the country and forced the postponement of Euro 2020.
[ 123] “I do not even want to think that we will not restart, it would be a break it bother me for our country,” said the Italian Gravina radio.

“we are working on the assumption again on may 2 and supplementing Championships may go in July if we do not succeed by June 30

“if hecan not use tousles windows as expected, we will resort to a change in the competition format. “

The FIGC president welcomed the postponement of the European Championship until 2021, indicating that regarding” national championships have priority “

” we do not want to penalize anyone it is, but as we assess the format changes in the case of reduced set of windows, so that UEFA must do so by reshaping the Champions League and Europa, “added Gravina.

the final of the Champions League should take place on June 27 and the final Europa League on June 24

Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora Italy supported the Gravina estimate “that Series A can resume my 3i “” at least, that’s what we hope, “said Spadafora.” We then evaluate if sera√™tre behind closed or open doors. ”

Eight teams have 13 Serie A games left to play with the remainder 12, with four Italian sides still in European competition, and a semi-final Coppa Italia second round match and finals still to play.

Meanwhile, the chief Giovanni Malago Italian Olympic Committee confirmed an extraordinary council of the body will take place on March 26 with the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in chat.

“There is no deadline for the Olympics, but in the minds of those who know our world, we know that to understand if Tokyo 2020 can take place as planned, we cannot go beyond the last week of May or first week of June, “Malago told Sky Sport Italia. “Health comes first and foremost, common sense must prevail. We do not know how long will last celacrise health. “