The Italian Federation has advanced the period of “Late May-early June” for a resumption of football matches this Friday, emphasizing the economic stakes of a return to competition. The president of the Federation, Gabriele Gravina, spoke of three weeks of preparation after the deconfinement, scheduled for Italy on May 4. “So in late May-early June, we can start”, he said on Italian radio.
“Those who talk today about the cancellation of the season love neither football nor the Italians”
“There will be a period of control to guarantee the negativity of all those who take part in the events. If they are all negative, there is no problem of distancing or contagion, said the leader again. I hope everyone can play in their own stadium, if this is not possible we will find other solutions. “ And to conclude: “Those who talk today about the cancellation of the season love neither football nor the Italians because they take away hope for the future and recovery. ”
According to the Italian press, Brescia and Torino are the last two clubs to be openly against the resumption of the Championship. The city of Brescia is one of the hardest hit by the pandemic which has killed nearly 23,000 people in Italy.