Italy top-flight Serie A soccer league has been given the green light to restart on June 20 following the novel coronavirus stoppage, said Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora on Thursday.
The minister added that there was a possibility the resumption of the season, which was suspended on 9 March, could be preceded by Italian Cup matches one week earlier. Hopes are that it starts on 20 June.
“Italy is starting up again and it’s only right that football can also get going,” Spadafora told reporters after a conference call with the Italian Football Federation (FIGC).
Serie A will be the fourth of Europe’s top five domestic leagues to restart following the Bundesliga, which stared on 16 May, and La Liga and the English Premier League. These are all due to get underway again in June.
“For Serie A, the future must mean going back to being the most beautiful championship in the world.”