Italian Super Cup to return to Saudi Arabia next season with fans in attendance, confirms league president Paolo Dal Pino
The 2017-18 Super Cup was played in Jeddah in January 2019 and the following season was held in Riyadh in December 2019, before being staged in Reggio Emilia this season.
Former Italy forward Mancini took over in May 2018 and was charged with helping his country forget the humiliation of failing to qualify for that year's World Cup.
No supporters are currently permitted into football stadiums in Italy, but the country was under strong pressure from UEFA to allow at least some fans in the stands for the delayed tournament.
FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: 'Fatigued' Moise Kean ruled out of upcoming matches, says Italian federation
The 21-year-old Kean, who is on loan this season at Paris Saint-Germain from Premier League side Everton, has been released to return to the French club.
Former Italy international Daniele De Rossi to join national team's coaching set up until end of Euro 2021
De Rossi, 37, will work as a technical collaborator until the end of the European championships from 11 June - 11 July, the FIGC said.
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.