Serie A Showdown Talks Over Season Resumption Set For May 28

Italian Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora has announced that the future of the 2019-20 Serie A campaign will be determined at a meeting on May 28.
The Italian top flight has been suspended since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but steps have been taken this month toward the league’s return.

Teams began individualised training sessions at their facilities in early May before resuming group training this week after being cleared by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.

As the league eyes a potential return by mid-June, decisive talks have now been scheduled between the Italian government, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) and Serie A.

“[Italian Footballers’ Association President Damiano] Tommasi wants a certain date? I am pleased to give him good news,” Spadafora said Tuesday on Italian TV station Rai 2 . “Just a little while ago I called a meeting with [FIGC President Gabriele] Gravina, [Serie A President Paolo] Dal Pino and all the other members for May 28, at 3pm.

“I believe that we will be in good condition next Thursday to have all the data available, with respect to the evolution of the health emergency, in order to be able to decide if and when Serie A will restart. May 28 is the date by which we will make a decision.”

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