Football in Italy to resume on June 13 – the details plus the two emergency plans

By Oliver Fisher -

The Lega meeting which took place on Friday has official decided the dates for the resumption of football in Italy, in particular Serie A and the cup.

As Sports Minister Spadafora revealed on Thursday, the Serie A season will resume on June 20 with the matches to be recovered from the 25th round, skipped initially as Coronavirus swept through Italy.

The Coppa Italia though will come before everything as the return semi-finals will be played the previous week. Juventus-Milan will be staged at the Allianz Stadium on 13 June, while Napoli-Inter will be on the 14th. The final at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome is scheduled for June 17.

Meanwhile, MilanLive notes how if the contagion curve goes up again, the season will have to be stopped again. In order to end the 2019-20 season, the FIGC has already taken into account two alternative plans.

The so-called ‘Plan B’ would concern the introduction of play-offs to decide the Scudetto winners, Champions League places, Europa League places and the three relegated teams.

If it were really impossible to return to play in the set times, Plan C would use the standings at the time of the stop, as happened in France and the Netherlands.

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