Serie A clubs have voted to resume the season on June 13, pending approval from the Italian government.
It comes after confirmation by Italian sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora that a medical protocol has been agreed by the government and the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to allow Serie A teams to resume group training from May 18.
Regarding the resumption of sporting activity, in accordance with the decisions of the Government and in compliance with the medical protocols to protect players and all involved personnel, the date of June 13 has been indicated for the resumption of the league,” a Serie A statement said on Wednesday.
It is understood a restart on June 13 would give Italian clubs enough time to finish off both the Serie A season and the Coppa Italia, which was halted after the first leg of both semi-finals, before UEFA’s cut-off point of August 2.
While this can be a shrewd approach, there are questions raised about how the league as a whole would cope once any player would be tested positive for COVID-19 – given that the whole team would need to be quarantined, instead of the individual player as would happen in the Bundesliga