Serie A’s Sassuolo say players can start training from Monday

Sassuolo is set to become the first Serie A side to re-start training following the coronavirus shutdown after saying their players could use the club’s facilities from Monday on an optional basis.
Bologna, meanwhile, says their players will be able to start training from Tuesday.

Serie A has been suspended since March 9 and the league and the Italian football federation (FIGC) both want to complete the season although the Italian government says it has not yet decided whether it will give permission.

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Serie A’s Sassuolo say players can start training from Monday

The government has given professional teams permission to train together from May 18 although they will still have to respect social distancing guidelines.

Sassuolo and Bologna are based in the region of Emilia Romagna which has given special permission for athletes in team sports to take part in training sessions on an individual basis from May 4 onwards.

Serie A's Sassuolo say players can start training from Monday
Serie A’s Sassuolo say players can start training from Monday
“Sassuolo announces that, from Monday, May 4, they will grant their players use of the Mapei Football Centre pitches for optional, individual sessions,” Sassuolo said in a statement.

The club said that only players would be allowed to access the pitches while the use of indoor facilities would be prohibited. Under Sassuolo’s guidelines, each player would have half a pitch to himself.

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