The President of the Italian football federation (FIGC), Gabriele Gravina, said that the 2019/20 Italian League could be spread over two seasons in order to bring the league to a conclusion.
All sports events in Italy have been put on hold until April 3 due to the coronavirus outbreak, putting the completion of the Italian football season in doubt.
At an FIGC meeting on March 10, the board acknowledged that the option of holding playoffs to decide the champion and relegated teams were being considered, as well as declaring the current standings as final or not declaring a champion at all. But with Italy in total shutdown to fight the spread of the coronavirus, it is looking ever-more likely that the suspension of football matches will be extended.
Italian League Could Be Spread Over Two Seasons.
There are currently 12 rounds of league action left to be completed, although eight Serie A teams have 13 fixtures remaining.
“If it isn’t possible to bring the leagues to a conclusion, we will opt for other decisions,” Gravina told Radio 1 Rai.
“It isn’t ruled out that the current season could be spread out over two different seasons.
“I understand that there is a lot of curiosity, but today nobody is in a position to say what our future holds.”
Gravina also disclosed that he will back calls for Euro 2020 to be postponed when representatives of national federations, European leagues, and clubs hold an emergency video-conference call on Tuesday.
European club football has ground to a halt as countries across the continent look to stop the spread of the virus.