AS Roma joins Serie A clubs who are training again
ROME: the Italian club AS Roma has announced that it will resume training activities next week amid the coronavirus pandemic. The current 2019-20 season has been suspended since March due to the COVID-19 crisis.
All teams in Italy They are scheduled to return to training on May 18, a day after the government's existence. emergency shutdown the measures expire, but some are slated to resume earlier, Goal.com reported.
The order issued by the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy on Thursday opened the door for Sassuolo, SPAL, Bologna and Parma to return to training next week.
Sassuolo was the first team to announce a resumption of training on Saturday, although social distancing rules must be followed and there can be no mass meetings.
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Previously, the twenty clubs in the Italian national football competition A series I had voted in favor of resuming the 2019-20 season whenever possible. The news was confirmed via conference call, but the final decision on the league's resumption will depend on government approval.
"Of course, we want to play football , it would be against nature to say otherwise. Those who have a profession would always like to continue to do it if it will be possible while respecting health standards and protocols," Paolo Dal Pino, the A series President said.
We will strictly adhere to government advice, as we always have. You can be sure of our constructive and collaborative spirit and that my harmony with FIGC President Gabriele Gravina is absolute, he added.
There have been some reports that few clubs have been against restarting the season, with Italy being one of the worst affected countries in Europe by the coronavirus . But an agreement has been reached between teams and the Italian football federation.
The leagues in France and Netherlands have already confirmed their 2019-20 seasons are over. On April 26, Italy 's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte had revealed plans to gradually relax restrictions in the country and allowed the A series players to do individual training from May 4.