Serie A News: Italian Soccer League Sets Restart Date
The Italian soccer league is set to restart in mid-June with Serie A officials waiting for clearance from the country’s government to do so.
A tentative date of June 13th has been set and comes after the league’s officials met via video conference on Wednesday.
Training has already resumed in Italy’s soccer leagues though currently this has only been for those training individually and not as a team, though that aspect is set to be addressed in the very near future.
Juventus lead the table by just one point, from Rome side Lazio, and Inter sit back in third and with still 12 rounds of fixtures to play it’s clear that the season is still very much wide open and yet another Serie A crown for the ‘Old Lady’ of Italian football is by no means guaranteed.
Italy has been hit hard by the coronavirus and as such any resumption in sporting action will be done so only when the authorities deem it safe to do so. However any restart will be completed behind closed doors though by all accounts the scheduled matches will still take place in home stadiums and not in neutral venues.
Players are already being regularly tested and thus far three Fiorentina players have been found positive as has a single Torino player and a number of additional support staff.
Juventus have won the domestic title in each of the past eight seasons and the acquisition of star turn Cristiano Ronaldo two years ago has shown the club’s insistence on securing European honors as well as Italian championships, though as yet a Champions League drought continues for the Turin side, who last won the European title back in 1996.