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: Italy to decide on Serie A resumption this week; possible restart between 13-20 June
Possibly encouraged by seeing how Germany’s Bundesliga has restarted without problems so far, the Italian government appears to have relaxed its position recently
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
The attempt to resume Serie A ran into trouble on Thursday as the footballers’ association (AIC) criticised the government’s quarantine policy for players and the league said it was trying to find a practical way of implementing the rules.
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
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 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.
Coronavirus pandemic: From declaring current standings as final to no champion at all, Italian federation debates options for Serie A
All sports events in Italy have been put on hold until 3 April due to the coronavirus outbreak, putting the completion of the Italian football season in doubt
Serie A could be called off if active player contracts coronavirus, says Italian Football Federation president Gabriele Gravina
Serie A fixtures will resume in empty stadiums this weekend after several games were suspended over the last two rounds
Abete was selected at a federation board meeting, a day after previous commissioner Mario Cicala resigned from the job
Serie A: Franck Ribery banned for three games for pushing assistant referee after Fiorentina's late loss to Lazio
Franck Ribery has apologised after being suspended for three matches on Monday for pushing an assistant referee following Fiorentina's dramatic late loss to Lazio the night before.
Football agent Mino Raiola, whose high-profile clients include Manchester United star Paul Pogba, has won an appeal against a three-month ban in Italy. Raiola was banned by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) last April with FIFA's disciplinary committee extending the sanctions worldwide in May.
Serie A: Football super agent Mino Raiola set to contest three-month ban on brokering deals in Italy imposed by national Federation
Super agent Mino Raiola said he would take legal action, insisting the suspension follows his criticism of the Italian FA which he has called weak and non-existent
Serie A: AC Milan, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Franck Kessie reportedly fined for shirt prank after Lazio win
AC Milan, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Franck Kessie have been fined a total of 86,000 euros for holding up Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi's shirt like a trophy.
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.