Serie A considering playoffs – Gravina

ROME, ITALY - MAY 13: FIGC president Gabriele Gravina attends during the Charity Gala Dinner on May 13, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images for Lega Serie A)

Italy’s football chief Gabriele Gravina has revealed that the possibility of playoffs and playouts in Serie A is being considered.

Playoffs and playouts in Serie A are currently reserved for just extraordinary cases when clubs are tied on points, goal difference and head-to-head record at the end of the season.

However, Gravina told Corriere dello Sport: “Football is experiencing a crisis that doesn’t need new rules so much, but rather new change.

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“It has to change direction in a very big way. I’ve talked about playoffs and playouts in Serie A.

“It’s science-fiction right now, but it’s also something that can get us talking. That’s our priority right now.

ROME, ITALY – APRIL 02: FIGC President Gabriele Gravina attends a press conference after the federal council meeting on April 2, 2019, in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

“There can be a first phase of the season, with 10 teams to play off and 10 to play out, then a second phase that would generate interest.”


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