The race to win the Serie A title this season is fierce between Juventus, Lazio and Inter Milan. Although “Old Lady of Turin” is taking a little advantage, but most likely, Ronaldo and his teammates will have to delay the time of this year’s scudetto race to an unfortunate milestone.
Serie A rebellion because of Covid-19
Italy is the largest “outbreak” of Covid-19 in Europe and the second largest in the world. Due to the increasingly complex situation of the disease, it is difficult for Serie A to return as scheduled on April 3. Many infected players have led to clubs quarantining themselves as well as closing training centers and suspending activities.
According to La Repubblica, the medical staff of many Serie A clubs has agreed that the Organizing Committee of the tournament will have to extend the time off by an additional month, meaning that Serie A will only be able to return on May 3. Two weeks before this milestone, the clubs will start training as usual.
It is likely that the European Football Federation (UEFA) will be forced to postpone the schedule for the EURO 2020 finals from June to December this year or 2021. Thus, Serie A in particular and other major tournaments say. General will probably end later rather than canceling the current season results.
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However, trouble is still hidden. In the case of Serie A return on 3/5, the clubs in the Italian league will have to try to kick the remaining 12 rounds quickly (some teams like Inter Milan still have to play 13 games) to be able to finish. tournament on June 30. The reason is that this is the time when the contracts of many players (including loan contracts) expire.
If Serie A cannot be completed before June 30, many clubs will kick the final rounds this season in a shortage of players because of out of contract or forced to pay the team.
Recently, the president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), Gabriele Gravina, has just confirmed that she submitted a request to postpone EURO 2020 at a meeting of UEFA today (March 17) to resolve ball issues. stone in the water.
Speaking in an interview with Mediaset, Mr. Gravina said that they would request to postpone EURO 2020. FIGC wanted Serie A to end on June 30.
The president of the Italian Football Federation also made the point: “I believe that April 3 is too close to think about restarting all activities, not only football but also the economy. That’s why I talk about the ability to restart the season in May, but of course, it is only a hypothesis. Can not exclude anything. “
Finally, Mr. Gravina made the point: “Among other options, I have also announced the possibility of not awarding titles, freezing the current rankings or using play-offs. end of the season is not done, we will pass another decision. “
Talking about the anti-epidemic situation of Covid-19, FIGC President added: “Today (March 17), we (55 UEFA member countries’ Football Association) will discuss this issue. The number one priority is public health safety. Italy has been at the forefront of dealing with the epidemic for two weeks, but other countries may not have known its scale. “
According to the regulations of the UEFA, European football competitions for the 2019-2020 season need to end in mid-May to prepare for the organization of the Euro with the original opening plan expected on June 12 with the opening match between Italy and Turkey in Group A at Olimpico (Roma).
In case UEFA approves the FIGC’s proposal at Gravina’s wish, the team that wins the Serie A (scudetto) may have to wait until June 30 instead of May 24 as originally planned to officially upgrade cup. Juventus and Ronaldo are eager to successfully defend the national championship. They may have to strain when Serie A accrue to compensate for the games that have been delayed because of the Covid-19 epidemic and the possibility of players overloading, even trauma is very likely.
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