Soccer-Italian sports minister plays down chance of Serie A resuming

Apr 30, 2020 261

Italy's Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on Wednesday the country's top-flight Serie A soccer championship looks unlikely to resume this season because of the COVID-19 epidemic. On March 9 Italy suspended the league campaign as part of a nationwide lockdown to curb a new coronavirus epidemic that has seen over 200,000 confirmed cases and more than 27,000 deaths, the second highest tally in the world after the United States.

"I see an increasingly narrow path for the resumption of the Serie A... If I were one of the presidents (of the clubs) I would focus on the next season," Spadafora told private TV broadcaster La7. France and the Netherlands have already declared their soccer seasons over, while the English Premier League, the German Bundesliga and Serie A have said they want to finish.

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