Serie A clubs vote unanimously to resume season

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Friday, the Italian Serie A clubs reiterated, unanimously, their desire to end the football season interrupted by the coronavirus crisis.

While Ligue 1 and Eredivisie have decided to end their 2019/2020 season, Serie A, for its part, still cultivates the hope of resuming where it left off before the appearance of the pandemic.

In this sense, all Serie A clubs met on Friday, May 1, by video call to analyze the steps to take and vote on the percentage of teams wishing to end the season. Everyone voted in favor of the end of the season when possible.

Serie A said in a statement that its president Paolo Dal Pino had told its members that it was “willing to enter into dialogue with the government in a constructive and collaborative manner”. The statement said that Dal Pino’s position has “the full support of all clubs”.

For his part, the president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), Gabriele Gravina, had declared that a cancellation would be “the death of Italian football” and that he “would never sign for the end of the championships”.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said a few days ago that individual training could start on May 4, almost seven weeks after the last game, since the dangerous spread of the coronavirus. Professional sports teams can resume training on May 18.

The move means Serie A could resume matches in June, but behind closed doors. Conte said that from Monday, Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora “will work intensively with the football system, professional sports in general, to find a roadmap in terms of resumption of individual training on May 4 and teams on May 18 “.