Spadafora: 'I was angry'
29 May
2020
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Spadafora: 'I was angry' »

Italy’s Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora claims the resumption of football represents ‘an important signal’ for the country. Serie A has set a date for the resumption of Serie A and will start again more than three months after the interruption of 2019-20 but Spadafora still crosses his fingers to avoid further complications down the…

Spadafora: 'Serie A June 13 or 20'
24 May
2020
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Spadafora: 'Serie A June 13 or 20' »

Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora confirms Serie A could resume ‘on June 13 or 20,’ while there is the possibility of showing games free to air on television. Italy is already well into Phase Two of the coronavirus pandemic response, with deaths and new cases falling daily for several weeks. The FIGC today handed in…

Spadafora 'optimistic' for Serie A
22 May
2020
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Spadafora 'optimistic' for Serie A »

Vincenzo Spadafora confirms the government’s scientific committee has approved team training from Monday and is ‘optimistic’ about Serie A resuming. Spadafora’s government, the FIGC and Serie A all finally seem to be in agreement over the way forward to top-flight football restarting in Italy after the original health protocol was modified. “We’ve helped collaborators and sports…

Spadafora 'optimistic' for Serie A
22 May
2020
Written by andrecht

Spadafora 'optimistic' for Serie A »

Vincenzo Spadafora confirms the government’s scientific committee has approved team training from Monday and is ‘optimistic’ about Serie A resuming. Spadafora’s government, the FIGC and Serie A all finally seem to be in agreement over the way forward to top-flight football restarting in Italy after the original health protocol was modified. “We’ve helped collaborators and sports…

Spadafora: 'Serie A could start mid-June'
19 May
2020
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Spadafora: 'Serie A could start mid-June' »

Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora has created even more confusion, insisting ‘Serie A could be confirmed if the contagion curve continues to drop, but we want to be sure the season can reach a conclusion too.’ The FIGC announced last night that all football competition in Italy was suspended until June 14, the day after…

Spadafora and clubs both stall on protocol
17 May
2020
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Spadafora and clubs both stall on protocol »

The dispute over contact training continues, as Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora delays the introduction of group rules and Serie A clubs avoid them anyway until the protocol is changed. Serie A teams were meant to begin contact training in groups from Monday May 18, as per the latest Government decree. However, as is so…

Spadafora and clubs both stall on protocol
17 May
2020
Written by andrecht

Spadafora and clubs both stall on protocol »

The dispute over contact training continues, as Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora delays the introduction of group rules and Serie A clubs avoid them anyway until the protocol is changed. Serie A teams were meant to begin contact training in groups from Monday May 18, as per the latest Government decree. However, as is so…

Spadafora 'hopeful' of June 13 date
17 May
2020
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Spadafora 'hopeful' of June 13 date »

Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora says he is ‘hopeful’ Serie A can resume on June 13. Team training is set to resume tomorrow, but doubts remains over when the campaign can follow suit after Serie A rejected Spadafora’s demands for an entire squad to self-isolate if a player tests positive for coronavirus. “We’re working to…