Italian Football League to Resume June 13

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There is a “99%” chance the Italian government will allow Serie A to resume on 13 June, the head of the country’s Olympic committee (Coni) has said.

Clubs are back in training and the league approved 13 June for resumption if permitted by the government.

Serie A was suspended on 9 March due today the Covid-19 outbreak.

Before the suspension,  most teams had 12 games to play.

To talk about the chances of it finishing, you would need a crystal ball,” Coni president Giovanni Malago said.

“It’s a real risk, but Serie A’s primary and only objective is to restart.”

Juventus, chasing their ninth consecutive Serie A title, are top of the league, a point ahead of Lazio.

Malago added the government might also change its stance on a whole squad having to go into a 14-day isolation if a player tested positive for coronavirus.

“I do not know the reason for the [health ministry] decision but I am told it is one that could be reviewed,” Malago said.

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