Serie A Sets Return Date
The Italian Serie A has agreed on a June 13 resumption date following a video conference meeting with all 20 clubs earlier today.
Teams are already planning to return to full team training on May 18 following government approval of the league’s medical protocol. Individual sessions have already taken place.
There is still a considerable amount of games left to be played, with 12 rounds remaining in the league along with four matches postponed earlier in the season because of the coronavirus pandemic.
In England, the Premier League is set to resume as early as June 1 as clubs and league officials continue to work out the details of “Project Restart.”
Should the Premier League return, all games will be held behind closed doors and possibly in neutral venues. However, several top clubs have objected to the concept of neutral venues and would prefer to play in a traditional home-and-away format.
The German Bundesliga will return on Saturday while France has completely cancelled its Ligue 1.
However, the return of football to Europe has hit several stumbling blocks. Five players in Spain’s first and second divisions have tested positive for the virus last week while the entire Dynamo Dresden squad has been forced to quarantine ahead of the resumption of Bundesliga 2.
However, the return of football in Italy is subject to government approval.