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THE SPORTS MINISTER WANTS THE SUSPENSION

Series A is threatened by coronavirus: It could be suspended indefinitely

Published:8/03/2020 - 16:26h

Updated:8/03/2020 - 16:26h

Vincenzo Spadafora, Minister of Sports of Italy, has requested that Series A be suspended in its entirety for the coronavirus. Several meetings have already been suspended and others have been played behind closed doors

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The coronavirus is affecting directly and with strength to the Italian football, but seems that it has not done at all more than beginning. Up to now, they had suspended several parties of Series To, the turn of the semifinals of Coppa completely and have programmed other parties to enclosed door. All this has been to try avoid more contagions, since Italy is right now the greater focus of the illness in Europe.

But in spite of the efforts, everything indicates that with these measures does not go to be sufficient and could take a decision much more inflexible. The minister of Sports of Italy, Vincenzo Spadafora, has spoken on how is affecting this virus to the Italian football and has ensured that thinks that the best is to suspend the Series To completely indefinitely. The politician ensures that it does not have felt to risk greets it of the players, fans, trainers or collegiate for that.

"I share the statements of Tommasi and join me to his request. It does not have felt in this moment, while we ask enormous sacrifices to the citizens to prevent the expansion of the contagion, put in risk to the players, technicians, referees and fans. Everything, by not asking the temporary suspension of the championship", affirmed, doing echo of some words of Tommasi, ex of the Rome and president of the union of players.

The minister of Sports was further and compared the decision that has to take in the football with which already took the Italian basketball, that suspended does some days Bequeaths it, or the Swiss government, that suspended the Swiss league of football. "Other federations already have opted wisely for stopping his meetings and think that the president Gravina has to reflexionar, without expecting to the first case of contagion, not to load with this responsibility", signalled, putting pressure to the president of the Italian Federation of Football.

Gabriele Gravina seems that it has taken very seriously this request, since it could have summoned an extraordinary meeting to decide what do with the football in Italy. As it aims the 'Ran dello Sport', the president would have organised this meeting for this next Tuesday, when it could decide put end to the Series To until there is not so much risk to the contagion by the coronavirus.

It will be necessary to see which sucede with the Barça-Naples

It is necessary to remember that the FC Barcelona receives to an Italian team in the turn of the eighth of Champions League. For the moment, the party is programmed without problems because Naples is not one of the most affected zones, but as they are the things in Italy can not ensure that this go to be like this inside week and average. From Can Barça will be very attentive to all what sucede right now in Italian territory, since it could affect them directly if it takes the decision that the meeting was to enclosed door, like Valencia-Atalanta or the Getafe-Inter of Milan.

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