Serie A 2020/21 risks having to delay the start of the 2020/21 season because of the second Covid-19 wave in Italy. There are many players in the tournament who are positive for the virus. If that happens, it will affect the plans of many teams for the tournament.
THE PLAN CAN BE PUT ON HOLD
According to the plan, Serie A 2020/21 will start on September 19, which is about 1 month left. With such a match schedule, many teams will gather from now on to check their forces and practice for the new season. However, while the players were on the short summer break, there were already many Covid-19 positive people, causing the tournament to be postponed.
At least eight players have been positive for Covid-19 in recent times, including a few celebrities, such as Roma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante, Sassuolo midfielder Jeremie Boga, and striker Andrea Petagna, rookie of Napoli, or less famously, is Torino defender Kavin Bonifazi, who last season played for SPAL on loan, or Cagliari’s striker Kiril Despodov.
The concern is that there is a basis for postponement of the tournament because there have been many positive cases as professional players, young players, having direct contact with other colleagues while playing or on vacation. summer. The most famous F1 is Nicolo Zaniolo, Roma’s 21-year-old star, who rushed to get tested after Roma found out that two youth team players and goalkeeper Mirante were positive. While on vacation in Sardinia, Zaniolo needs to perform all the necessary tests.
AFFECT MANY ASPECTS – Serie A 2020/21
The second wave of Covid-19 is worrying Italy, especially Serie A 2020/21 as the number of new cases is increasing from 800-1000 cases per day. A crisis like the past is possible, and it would be disastrous for a country where over 35,000 people have died from the disease. Remember when the Covid-19 outbreak broke out, Italy was the first country to close down the professional football system in Europe (March 9), after the discovery of the Bergamo epidemic. After a long break, the Serie A 2019/20 tournament only returned on June 20, ending on August 2.
This wave of epidemics caused the centralized plans of affected teams in the tournament. Many teams, the newest Cagliari’s, have had to delay gathering due to positive cases. “We feel very worried, it is impossible to hide the number of new cases per day,” Professor Gianni Nanni, head of the medical department of Serie A told Radio Kiss Kiss. “If the number of positive cases continues to increase and the impact is too heavy on the pre-season training, we may request a postponement.”
Besides, Mr. Nanni also asked the players to “take a conscious vacation”: “Players cannot be banned from summer vacation,” he said, “but they must strictly comply with the requirements to protect their health. myself and people around ”. In Europe, a part of the population is said to remain subjective to Covid-19, including the world of players.
Not only the Serie A 2020/21 was affected, but the second Covid-19 wave also had a strong impact on the French League 1 League and Spain’s Liga. There are also many players in France and Spain who are positive for the virus. Most recently, the Villarreal team announced the cancellation of the training trip away from home because of a complicated disease situation. La Liga also confirmed that it is not possible for fans to enter the field in the new season. Temporary matches will still take place on the field without spectators.