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Serie A clubs vote to finish season despite coronavirus fears

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Serie A announced in an emergency assembly meeting that all 20 clubs are determined on seeing to the end of the 2019/20 season.

The Italian prime minister had earlier permitted the Serie A clubs to resume training from May 18.

Giuseppe Conte previously also warned the government could be forced to end the Serie A season abruptly if they fail to reach an agreement with the clubs over the coronavirus safety protocols.

After their previous medical protocols were rejected, the Italian football federation (FIGC) will now meet with the government’s scientific-technical committee on the weekend for the second time in order to negotiate the same.

A few clubs, including the likes of Torino and Brescia, supposedly were against the idea of football resuming and wanted the current season to get scrapped altogether.

However, in a meeting over a conference call on Friday, Serie A announced all 20 clubs have a unanimous desire to finish the season.

As Goal reports, Serie A president Paolo Dal Pino said: “Of course we want to play football, it would be against nature to say otherwise. Those who have a profession would always like to continue to do it, if it will be possible while respecting health standards and protocols.

“We will strictly adhere to government advice, as we have always done. They can be sure of our constructive and collaborative spirit and that my harmony with [president of the FIGC Gabriele] Gravina is absolute”.