Serie A teams can start individual training: Ministerio del Interior

MILAN: A series The teams will be able to start individual training sessions starting Monday amid the COVID-19 crisis, according to a letter sent by the Italian Interior Ministry to local authorities.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte He said last Sunday that individual training could start on May 4 and team training on May 18, only for the sports minister. Vincenzo Spadafora To say that athletes in individual sports could start training from May 4 and those in team sports should wait until May 18.

Spadafora's statement drew criticism and A series club Sassuolo on Saturday said they would allow their players to use their facilities from Monday.

Bologna, also based in the Emilia Romagna The region where special permission was granted for athletes in team sports to participate in individual training sessions starting May 4, said the players could resume training on Tuesday.

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The Campania region, which includes Naples, has also said that players can start training. Napoli I have yet to comment.

Athletes and non-athletes, from non-individual disciplines, like any citizen, can practice individual sports activities, in private and public areas, with respect to the interpersonal safety distance of at least two meters and with respect to the prohibition of meeting in any form, the interior ministry said in a letter to local authorities.

A series has been suspended since March 9 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 its permission to do so.