A few hours after the announcement of the resumption of the English Premier League on June 17, the Italian Serie A clubs learned that they too were going to return to the football stadiums. "The technical and scientific committee gave its agreement on the protocol and the federation assured me that it had a plan B and a plan C. In the light of these considerations, the championship (interrupted in early March by the coronavirus epidemic) may resume on June 20 ", Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on Thursday May 27 after a meeting with Italian football officials.
In the event of a new judgment due to an aggravation of the health situation, the federation has in fact provided as " Plan B " a play-off and play-out system. The "Plan C" mentioned by the Minister concerns the case of a definitive interruption of the competition.
"A beautiful signal"
"I hope to send a positive signal to the whole country by taking advantage of the week of June 13-20 to conclude the Italian Cup. It would be a good signal with three beautiful clear games » on television, said Spadafora again.
The Italian Cup was interrupted after the semi-finals between Inter Milan and Naples on the one hand, and between AC Milan and Juventus on the other. The Calcio was suspended after the 26e day. There are therefore 12 full days to go, plus four late matches of the 25e day. Juventus and Lazio Rome, one point behind in the standings, are on track to compete for the scudetto. The Italian Series B (second division) is due to start again on June 26.
The German championship has already resumed ten days ago and footballers from the Spanish Liga will return to the pitch the week of June 8. Among the five major European championships, the French Ligue 1 is the only one to have been definitively interrupted.