Italian Football Federation approves five substitutions rule for Serie A when league resumes on 20 June
The FIGC said in a statement that its decision-making council had agreed “to allow a maximum number of five substitutions to be made for each team in the scheduled competitions up to the end of the 2019/2020 season.”
Coronavirus Outbreak: Italian football federation considering possibility of allowing fans into stadiums in July
Italian media are reporting that the football federation could discuss the possibility of increasing that number and permitting a vastly reduced number of fans.
The president of Serie A club Torino, Urbano Cairo, is worried that players will be exposed to injury if the league restarts next month as expected.
The Serie A league said after a meeting with the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) and representatives of team doctors on Friday that parts of the protocol were difficult to implement
Serie A has been suspended since 9 March and the government has yet to decide if it will allow the season to be completed but Monday’s announcement was a step forward
Coronavirus Outbreak: Serie A remains on hold as Italian government examines medical guidelines before announcing resumption
Serie A teams have been allowed to start practice this week but only with players training individually and respecting social distancing. Full team practice is due to begin on 18 May, but only if the medical protocol is approved.
However, it is still far from certain whether the government will allow Serie A to complete the season.
Serie A has been suspended since 9 March and the league and the Italian football federation (FIGC) both want to complete the season although the Italian government says it has not yet decided whether it will give permission.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Italian government wants to look at all aspects before allowing Seria A teams to resume training
Spadafora, speaking after a meeting with the Italian football federation (FIGC), the Serie A league and players and referees’ associations, said a decision would be made in the next few days.
Previously, several clubs, including Sampdoria and Torino, had opposed carrying on while Brescia went further, saying they would prefer to forfeit matches rather than take to the field
Coronavirus Outbreak: Serie A players, staff should be tested, isolated in training camps ahead of resumption, says FIGC
Italy has been one of the countries hardest-hit by the outbreak and players at several Serie A clubs have been among those infected
Coronavirus Outbreak: Italian health official contradicts country’s football chief, says Serie A unlikely to resume in May
A leading Italian health official says he does not see how Serie A, which has been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, could resume in the next few weeks.
Serie A has been suspended since 9 March because of the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed 15,887 lives in Italy, almost a quarter of the global death total. Several club presidents have suggested that the season should be called off.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Italian Football Federation offers hotel, auditorium as temporary check-up centre for COVID-19
The facilities outside Florence are normally used by Italy’s national football teams and also host high-level courses for coaches and sporting directors
Serie A: Italian Football Federation head Gabriele Gravina looking at July and August to finish league
Serie A has been suspended since 9 March and players from several clubs have tested positive for the virus.
Serie A: Cagliari escape punishment for racist fan chants aimed at Romelu Lukaku in Inter Milan's 2-1 win
Cagliari have escaped punishment for the racist chanting their fans aimed at Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku in a Serie A match earlier this month, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) announced Tuesday.
Italy's Lega Pro President Gabriele Gavrina will be attempting to become FIGC chief after the position was vacated by Carlo Tavecchio, who resigned after Italy were unable to qualify for the World Cup.
Fans displayed banners which read, among other things, “Respect” and “VARgogna” — a play on the Italian word “vergogna”, meaning disgrace.
Serie A: League officials spare Cagliari of blame after club's fans racially target Juventus' Blaise Matuidi
Serie A club Cagliari will not be punished for racist chanting by their fans against Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi, the Italian league said on Tuesday.
Former Italian football chief Carlo Tavecchio has denied claims of sexual harassment made by a former executive of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) that were published in Italian media on Tuesday.