Italian FA hopes to test for coronavirus and re-train in May
Rome Italy football federation hopes players can be tested for new coronavirus in early May to prepare for the season restart, its president Gabriele Gravina has said.
Serie A has been suspended since March 9 because of the coronavirus outbreak and it is still not clear when, or if, the season can resume.
Italy has been one of the countries most affected by COVID-19 pandemic . Players in various clubs have been infected.
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There are still 12 rounds of matches to play, plus several pending matches.
Gravina told Sky Sport Italia that he was still determined to complete the season no matter how long it took.
As soon as the conditions are correct, we will finish the championship, he said.
There will be a meeting soon, we will establish the procedure that we will then communicate. We will start, I hope, at the beginning of the month (May) with tests to ensure that the players are negative and that training can continue.
Will we play during the summer? We don't have a deadline, but the idea is to finish the championship.
Several clubs have opposed the idea of continuing the championship, including Brescia, who has threatened not to go out on the field.