Draghi telephones Gravina: “Can football consider a stop in the championship or games behind closed doors.” But Serie A is going straight

Serie A goes straight, despite the invitation of the premier, Mario Draghi, to the president of the FIGC, Gabriele Gravina, to evaluate a suspension of the championship or to play the games behind closed doors. The League’s hope is that the new protocol and the next meeting with the government will suffice same to avoid the repetition of the chaos of the last few days. In the meantime, however, in the background there remains not only the specter of closed doors but also the doubt about at least two races of the next day that are likely to skip given the measures of the various ASL.

A situation that is anything but easy, in which, however, the League tries not to stop, without even the intention of wanting to return behind closed doors, a hypothesis that the companies in the assembly saw as an affront, also in light of the lack of refreshments requested by the world of football from the Government and granted to other sectors. Meanwhile, it comes clear from Palazzo Chigi an invitation to reflect at a time that requires everyone to be responsible. The premier, in an interview with Gravina, urged an evaluation, in the autonomy of the federation, on the advisability of suspending the championship or playing the games behind closed doors, as measures to limit the spread of the infection from Covid.

From the meeting between the clubs, a firm position emerged on the possibility of “being able to continue the conduct of their competitions (Serie A, Coppa Italia, Supercoppa) as scheduled, thanks to the application” of the new protocol approved yesterday, which provides for the ‘obligation to take the field with at least 13 players available and, if necessary, also draw from the Primavera. In the idea of ​​the League, this could be enough to continue regularly, despite some rumors to the contrary in recent days.

But a lot will also depend on the ASL theme, with Serie A itself who also hopes that “in the government meeting on Wednesday it will be possible to clearly identify the coordination tools of the healthcare companies to ensure uniform management of covid-19 situations in the teams”.

We need a univocal management by the health authorities, is the position of the League, reaffirmed yesterday by the federal councilor Giuseppe Marotta, CEO of Inter. But the decisions of recent days risk, despite the confidence of Serie A, to also affect the next round: Bologna and Udinese, blocked by the ASL, could not take the field in the matches against Cagliari and Atalanta, while Verona-Salernitana should not be at risk. despite the many positives. As for Torino-Fiorentina, the negativities that emerged among the grenades give hope that they will play. A problem, that of the relationship with the ASL, which the League aims to solve in the meeting of the State-Regions Conference, which will also be attended by Minister Speranza, Undersecretary Vezzali, in addition to the presidents of the FIGC, Fip and Fipav and the representatives of the Leagues, invitation to the latter enlarged by Vezzali herself. «It is the hour of unity. Sport must be compact, ensuring the health of athletes and fans and ensuring the regularity of the championships ».

Meanwhile, Serie A is also awaiting the decisions of the sports judge on the four matches not played: given the previous matches, the 3-0 may not arrive at the table, especially considering what happened last year for Juve-Napoli. “The match should have been played or the result of 3-0 must be sanctioned in accordance with the rules,” said Duncan Niederauer, president of Venezia


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Draghi telephones Gravina: “Can football consider a stop in the championship or games behind closed doors.” But Serie A is going straight

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