Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Covid-19: Italian ‘Serie A’ to kickoff it new season on the 1st of September.

Italy's Football Federation (FIGC) has announced that the 2019/2020 season will come to end on the 20th of August, 2020, while the new season (2020/2021) will kick off on the 1st of September, 2021.

Recall that the current season was suspended abruptly because of the global pandemic the dreaded Corona Virus, but the FIGC still intends to finish the top three divisions, with just 12 rounds of matches remaining in Serie A, while four other games are also outstanding.

Juventus, chasing a ninth successive title, lead the table by a point. The federation also announced that if any of the top three divisions should restart and then stop again, a shorter alternative of a play-off would have to be devised.

However, if it was not possible to complete the season even with play-offs, it would implement a coefficient system.

Serie C presents the biggest challenge as it features 60 clubs, divided into three regional groups, with many in difficult financial situations, writes BBC football.