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FOOTBALL IS STOPPED

The solutions considered in Italy to complete Serie A and Coppa

Published:11/03/2020 - 08:23h

Updated:12/03/2020 - 12:30h

Coronavirus has become a threat worldwide, and the measures to contain it are affecting sports. In Italy there are several solutions to be considered to complete Serie A and Coppa, which are currently stopped

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The majority of countries of the world follows activating measured to contain the coronavirus, that already has turned into a threat for the sport in general. Obviously, the priority is to preserve the health of all the communities that participate in each speciality, by what the massive concentrations that suppose parties, trips and other are blocked until further orders, what forces to look for solutions.

One of the most affected regions by this situation is Italy, that has suspended all his competitions until 3 April like minimum. Like this it pactaron the Government and the Olympic Committee Italian (CONI) does some days and moved it to the respective organisms rectors. Only they remain some exceptions in hands of international entities, like an UEFA that it has to pronounce on the Champions and the Europe League.

The Italian Federation of Football (FIGC) is studying how reorganise the calendar to complete the Series To and the Coppa, that to day of today are stopped. In a meeting of urgency has postponed until 23 March the decision on how recover the parties of the days postponed in the championship of the regularity and the semifinals of the tournament of the 'KO', that are slopes of the meetings of turn. These appointments could reposition in the month of May, although they expect novelties on the development of the illness to finish to concretise details.

The president of the FIGC, Gabriele Gravina, has cleared that the priority is to contest the whole of the commitments, but already contemplate alternative in case the time was not sufficient or in case the stage did not improve in the short term. The leader has mentioned three options that could set up if league or glass do not arrive at the end previously programmed, and has insisted in that his development is slope of new news of upper instances.

In the first place, could opt by a playoff to decide the title and the three squares of descent, since the punctuations begin to accuse the postponements that have suffered some clubs and that have not affected to others. Also they could take into account the classification in the moment of the definite cut, an election that in this moment would top to the Juventus and would descend to Lecce, SPAL and Brescia. Finally, the most radical would be to leave the empty title, and that the European classifications were decreed by the own FIGC. The proposal for the eliminatory coperas remaining bases in a 'final four' that the semifinalists could face next summer.

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The international competitions veraniegas also are seeing affected by the coronavirus, that already poses delays, alternative organisation or redistributions of the events. Although still it is analysing what sucederá with the Olympic games, Italy or Spain already have heaved the voice to demand that the Eurocopa and the Glass America start later, to have margin to face the possible changes in his domestic championships.

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