The Serie A campaign is set to resume from June 20, this is according to Italy’s sports minister.
The Italian League was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but teams were permitted to return to contact training just this month.
Sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora announced this week that the league was close to a return, while Italian Footballers’ Association (AIC) president Damiano Tommasi said players are keen to return to action as long as it is safe.
After a meeting with prime minister Giuseppe Conte, Spadafora announced on Thursday that the intention is for the 2019-20 season to return again next month.
Coppa Italia semi-final matches are to be held on June 13, with the Italian Serie A to return the following week.
“Football was going to restart when we had the right safety conditions and when the CTS would give the go-ahead to the protocols,” Spadafora said.
“Italy is starting again and it is only right that football should do the same.
“The CTS agreed with the medical protocol, but confirmed the absolute necessity for a quarantine period if a player were to test positive.”
Serie A will restart from its four outstanding matches remaining from matchweek 25, which includes Atalanta vs Sassuolo, Inter vs Sampdoria, Torino vs Parma and Verona vs Cagliari.