President, Gabriele Gravina confirms that Serie A champion will be identified despite the long delays because of Covid-19.
Serie A can take place in the summer
The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) wants to end the season 2019-2020 to determine this year’s Serie A champion , instead of canceling the result.
“It is still too early to think about the return date, but we have to think positively. We will try our best to play, even in July or August. As long as I can, I will without losing hope. It is very difficult for me to give up, “FIGC President Gabriele Gravina told Corriere dello Sport on 25/5.
Serie A 2019-2020 has 12 rounds to figoure out the Serie A champion . The Italian Football Confederation is considering a number of solutions, including for three-day-per-match matches.
Serie A began to postpone on March 9, when the Covid-19 epidemic broke out in Italy. The boot-shaped country is steeped in difficulty with about 74,000 cases and 7,500 deaths. This is the number of deaths in a nation, more than double that of China – where the pandemic broke out.
Many Serie A players and members have tested positive for the virus. The defending champion Juventus also has three infected stars, including Dybala, Matuidi and Rugani.
In order for football to return, fans may need to wait several months for the authorities to put an end to the epidemic. Besides, the clubs also need time to recover after a long break.
Gravina added: “I consider the cancellation to be a failure and devalue the Serie A. It will lead to an unpleasant scenario. I firmly reject such an outcome.”
Serie A will have a champion
Italian Football Federation president Gabriele Gravina confirms that Serie A 2019-2020, Serie A champion definitely identifies the champion despite the long delays because of Covid-19.
“We will all be happy if the season continues and is completed,” Mr. Gravina told Sky Italy on March 27. “We will contact FIFA about extending the contract with the players, if the tournament ends after June 30. We have to find a solution, ideally the tournament ends on July 30. Serie A will comply with the regulations and recommendations of the government as well as senior departments. “
“If the tournament cannot continue, we still want to maintain the value of a competitive playing field,” Gravina continued. “The council will decide who the Scudetto belongs to. We will also have to determine the European Cup qualification next season, as well as the promotion and relegation teams.”
Italy saw 86,498 nCoV infections by March 27, and the country with the highest number of Covid-19 deaths – 9,134. The outbreak of the pandemic made Serie A almost certainly unable to return on April 3 as scheduled. The prize was postponed from 9/3, pushing many teams into a financial crisis.
Serie A 2019-2020 has 12 rounds remaining. Juventus is one point ahead of Lazio and nine points better than Inter. If the tournament is forced to stop, Juventus has the highest chance of winning. The Turin team has also been crowned in the last eight seasons.
If the tournament returns in the summer, teams may have to compete with a density of three days/match to find out the Serie A champion .
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