Italian football season could finish in August, says federation president

Serie A, European Club Football

Italian football season could finish in August, says federation president

Serie A, European Club Football

26.3.2020

Italian football season could finish in August, says federation president

The president of the Italian Football Federation has refused to write off the Serie A season because of the coronavirus outbreak

, saying the league could extend into July and August if necessary. “I don’t give up easily,” Gabriele Gravina said in an interview with Radio Marte. “As long as there is a chance, I will keep alive the hope of restarting the championships. I am aware that it is premature to think about a date, but we must think positively, also for the health of the Italians, and hope that this situation ends as soon as possible.” Italy has seen more coronavirus fatalities than any other country, with latest figures showing that 7,503 people have died from the infection in barely a month. The northern region of Lombardy, by far the hardest-hit, showed a steep decline in the number of deaths and new infections in the latest figures on Wednesday, raising hopes that the epidemic may be slowing at its original centre. However, optimism was tempered by warnings from the south, where contagion and deaths are far less widespread but are rising steadily. Serie A has been suspended since 9 March and players from several clubs have tested positive for the virus. There are 12 match days to play, plus several outstanding matches, and Gravina estimated the league could be completed in 45 to 60 days. “If we are given the month of July and August, that could be the right period,” he said. He also stood by an earlier suggestion to use a play-off system to decide the league if there was not enough time to complete the schedule, and said it could be a interesting idea for the future. “I proposed it only as a lifeboat. But for the future we’ll work on it because, for me, it remains an interesting idea and I hope one day it can be shared by the protagonists, so as to give even more interest to Serie A”. Topics Read more: The Guardian

Money, money, money, money !! We're not all counting the same things apparently... Some their dead, some their profits to come. Waouh. 🤔🤔🤔 Who still cares about this? Who thinks over football rightnow,our attention is centered:how halt the Corona virus and can avoid continue triggering damage rising toll diedt

Good Mental... why is anyone wasting there time predicting this stuff right now

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