Reports: Football in Italy to resume with Coppa Italia in late May – the latest hypothesis

By Oliver Fisher -

The football season in Italy could resume at the end of May, reports claim, with the Coppa Italia semi-finals first up.

According to what is on Football Italia, it is being suggested that the cup semi-final second legs could be the first action after lockdown is lifted, with Juventus-Milan (1-1 agg.) and Napoli-Inter (0-1 agg.) to be played on on May 27 and 28.

Serie A would then follow a few days later, and the hypothesis comes from a number of meetings between the various parties involved in organising the resumption.

Training will resume on May 4 once the regulations surrounding the lockdown are lifted, and the FIGC will implement a system of swab and blood tests once a week to ensure the virus stays away from the game.

The idea would then be to catch up with the Serie A schedule by playing a round of fixtures every three days, which would therefore end some time between mid-July and August 2.

Players would be forced to go into a pre-season-style training retreat to keep them isolated and under watch, but the AIC (Italian Players’ Association) are not keen on that idea.

The FIGC will hold a virtual meeting with various parties on April 23 to discuss the next steps.

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