The president of the Italian Football Federation, Gabriele Gravina, is working to find a solution to resume the league as soon as possible. Some plans and schedules are on the table now and soon we could have the good news. Don’t wait for the big leagues to start again and register for the best betting software now so you can bet on our new eSports section!
The last Juventus – Internazionale match behind closed doors
The Italian Serie A was suspended on March 9th. It was right after the coronavirus started to spread too fast out throughout the country. The Federation tried to maintain the league going on with games behind closed doors but it wasn’t possible. Even one of the best players of the league, the Juventus’ forward Paulo Dybala got infected tested positive for COVID-19. It was a delicate situation and he even described his experience after his recovery. Dybala mentioned he had strong symptoms and difficulty to breathe, even though football players are trained and shaped because of their profession.
However, Gabriele Gavina prepared a report with solutions to restart the league soon. Strong measures would be taken to secure the health and security of all the players, coaches, and the people directly involved in the league.
The plan to restart the Italian Serie A league
Gavina informed that after some meetings with the medical board of the Italian Football Federation, a report was prepared. It contains a series of measures, some of them very strong but easy to put into practice to secure the resume of the league without exposing or endangering the players. The first step would involve a coronavirus test for all the players and staff of the league. With this, they will make sure that are all safe and without any symptoms of the virus. This would take at least 3 weeks according to the president of the federation. Once verified that everyone is safe, the league could continue. If we make the counts, we could start watching the Italian Serie A again by the end of May or during June’s first weeks.
Vincenzo Spafadora, Minister for Sports, and Roberto Speranza, Minister for Health, will receive this plan which contains full details to cover all the possibilities and gives all the needed guarantees to accomplish with the measures adopted after the COVID-19 spread worldwide.
Tougher plans are also on the table
What we have seen so far is the ideal ‘Plan A’. Among the rest, it has the best results for the league in economic and bureaucratic terms. If it is not possible to start it, there are other possible scenarios we could have, such as:
- Declare the season as finished: This would include choosing the champion, qualified teams to the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and relegated teams according to the current classification.
- Cancel the entire tournament: A hard decision to make as it would mean the loss of million euros in advertising, television rights, sponsors and league contracts, among many others.
- ‘Special’ playoffs: Including a playoff with the top teams to decide the champion of the Serie A and the teams qualified to international tournaments and a second playoff to define the teams that would promote/relegate for next season.
As you can see, none of these plans are fair or desired, but the current pandemic can force the league to take one of these measures. Still, the first plan sounds like a good one, and all the fans and bettors will hope for the best to start watching one of the most important football leagues in the world. If you want to follow the best news and updates on your favoruite sports and leagues, check also the latest sports news on VIP-IBC, the best betting platform with the highest odds and limits!