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Serie A set two target dates for season restart

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Serie A is planing on continuing the remainder of this season from either June 13 or June 20, according to Vincenzo Spadafora.

Serie A suspended its football matches on March 9 and in doing so became one of the first football leagues in Europe to take action in the wake of the rising fears of the coronavirus pandemic.

One of the worst effected nations by the outbreak of the virus, the emergence of new cases in Italy has gradually started to decline. As a result, plans are being made to follow in the footsteps of German Bundesliga and resume the 2019/20 Serie A season.

Earlier, the Italian government permitted football activities to resume on June 13. However, prime minister Giuseppe Conte later banned any sporting activities to take place until June 14.

Now, Italy’s minister for sport Vincenzo Spadafora claims the government has penciled in two possible dates, June 13 and 20, for resuming the nation’s top-flight football. And a firm decision will be taken on Thursday, he added.

“We are working on two possible dates to begin Serie A games – on June 13 or 20,” Spadafora told Italian TV channel Rai TG3.

“The protocol arrived for resuming the season and it is very similar to the one that was agreed for training. On Thursday, we’ll decide if and when to resume.”