Gravina: 'Let's enjoy the resumption'
11 Jun
2020
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The FIGC President Gabriele Gravina looks forward with ‘great satisfaction’ to resume football tomorrow and will ask to eliminate the quarantine in due time. The Coppa Italia is back on Friday and Saturday and the Federcalcio chief Gravina has worked non-stop to make sure Italian football can resume after having been interrupted by the COVID-19…

Gravina: 'Football the winner'
9 Jun
2020
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FIGC President Gabriele Gravina declares ‘football is the winner today’ after the rest of the season was mapped out and ‘hopes we won’t need the algorithm’. The outcome of all professional leagues in Italy, including Serie A, Serie B and Serie C, were finally confirmed this afternoon at the FIGC’s Federal Council, led by Gravina. “Football is…

Gravina: 'Football the winner'
8 Jun
2020
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Gravina: 'Football the winner' »

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FIGC President Gabriele Gravina declares ‘football is the winner today’ after the rest of the season was mapped out and ‘hopes we won’t need the algorithm’. The outcome of all professional leagues in Italy, including Serie A, Serie B and Serie C, were finally confirmed this afternoon at the FIGC’s Federal Council, led by Gravina. “Football is…

Gravina keeps 'moving forward'
1 Jun
2020
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The FIGC President Gabriele Gravina reveals he was worried when Ligue 1 was cancelled, explains the debated algorithm, talks up Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora and hopes to see fans in stadiums this summer. Serie A looks ahead and continues to work on the resumption of football, but the FIGC chief underlines that the governing…

Gravina: 'Serie A Plan C and alternative formats'
30 May
2020
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FIGC President Gabriele Gravina confirms they could ‘consider alternative formats’ should the 2020-21 Serie A season start later than September 12, while defining Plan C for this term. The three-month lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic forced the European championships to be postponed, while the Coppa Italia is set to resume from June 12-13, followed…

Gravina: 'Calcio brings hope to the country'
28 May
2020
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FIGC President Gabriele Gravina said ‘the return of Calcio is a message of hope for the entire country,’ as the Coppa Italia is set for June 13, Serie A and B from June 20. The announcement was made by Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora, while Lega Serie B President Mauro Balata released a statement confirming…

Gravina: 'Clubs wanted to avoid salaries'
28 May
2020
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FIGC President Gabriele Gravina claims ‘some clubs were trying to stop the season, perhaps convinced it would allow them to avoid paying salaries.’ The decisive meeting is today between the FIGC, Lega Serie A and Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora, to figure out if and when the Serie A season can resume after the COVID-19…

Gravina: 'Playoffs a possibility'
15 May
2020
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FIGC President Gabriele Gravina has reopened the door to playoffs and playouts to decide the Serie A season. Gravina was speaking to Rai after he held talks with Lega Serie A over revising the controversial health protocol to resume top-flight football during the coronavirus pandemic. “There’s one objective difficulty: the impossibility of finding accommodation facilities available for retreats,”…