Serie A aims for 13 June restart subject to government approval

Serie A aims for 13 June restart subject to government approval

Serie A aims for 13 June restart subject to government approval

After a videoconference with all 20 clubs on Wednesday, a large majority selected June 13 as the resumption date over the other option, June 20.

Serie A plans to resume its season on 13 June if Italy's government approves.

Changes were made to the medical protocol, with Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora announcing that clubs can resume training on May 18.

"As far as the resumption of sports activities is concerned, the date of June 13 for the resumption of the championship has been indicated.in accordance with medical protocols for the protection of players and all those involved", Serie A said in a statement.

Organisers have agreed that games will be played without fans in attendance and players who test positive for the coronavirus will be quarantined for two weeks.

This latest update follows the decision taken by the Italian Football Federation to postpone the deadline to end the 2019/20 season until August 2.

Serie A has been suspended since March 9, with Juventus leading the table with a one-point advantage over Lazio.

Italian teams returned to individual training on 4 May.

Another sticking point is responsibility, as club medics do not want to be considered the only liable party if a player tests positive.

Now the ball is totally in the government's court, with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte revealing last week he will pick up the football dossier himself and make a decision based on Italy's virus curve.

The date is subject to approval by the Italian government, however.

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