Full training is delayed in Italy when teams discuss medical rules

ROME: The beginning of the complete training in Italy Professional soccer clubs have been postponed since Monday as they continue to discuss government medical regulations to deal with the coronavirus .

Gazzetta dello Sport, state broadcaster Rai and other media said the government's scientific technical committee had not ratified the rules that were announced last week, but were later questioned by Serie A clubs and Italian Football Federation (FIGC).

Several clubs had already decided to continue individual training or, at most, divide the players into small groups that respected the measures of social distancing.

Serie A clubs hope to resume the league, which has been suspended since March 9, June 13, but has been locked in round-trip discussions with the government about how to do it safely.

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The main point of conflict is the government's insistence that if a player tests positive, the entire team must be quarantined for 14 days. The clubs argue that isolating the player involved would suffice.

Obviously this would not allow us to finish the championship in August because, if there were 2-3 infected in one or two teams, everything would be systematically blocked for a couple of weeks, Cagliari President Tommaso Giulini told Radio Super. Sound.

Given that this has a good chance of happening, it would mean that between 80% and 90% of us could not finish before August 2 ... We are trying, we need less rigidity and in the next few days we will know something more.

Clubs also oppose the stipulation that each squad, including training and backup personnel, undergo a training camp in complete isolation before the league is restarted. They said this would create huge logistical problems.

Udinese technical director Pierpaolo Marino said the uncertainty had made the start date of June 13 unrealistic and that more training time was needed.

It would be crazy for footballers and clubs, he told Rai.

We still do not know if from tomorrow we can train in groups or individually, since the current guidelines are not completely applicable. If the league resumes on June 13, there will be a very high risk of injury.

The German championship was restarted yesterday after seven weeks of training and several players have already been injured.

Earlier, Inter de Milan He said the entire team and staff had tested negative in the most recent round of testing.

All results of Friday's medical tests on the club's players, the coaching staff, administrative staff and the rest of the team group have returned as negative, the club said.

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