The Serie A season was extended until 2 August by FIGC

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The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has announced that the 2019-20 Serie A season will be extended until 2 August.

The UNFA on Thursday strongly recommended the completion of all top flight leagues suspended due to the coronavirus epidemic, although it also provided guidelines for those unable to continue.

It was suggested to UEFA’s executive committee that European and domestic competition could run in parallel when it was possible to return to play, or that all domestic fixtures were completed before the continental games resumed in early August.

After an FIGC video conference, President Gabriel Gravina confirmed that clubs would be given extra time to complete the rest of the promotion work.

At the end of the season on June 30, talks will be held with the Italian Footballers’ Association (AIC) to extend the contract.

“The football world is working tirelessly and responsibly to find a stable and sustainable solution to the crisis created by COVID-19, which includes the necessary steps to sustain the 2020-21 competition,” Gravina said in a statement.

“I thank the minister [for sport Vincenzo] For the attention Spadaphora gave us at Wednesday’s meeting, in which our approach was explained in depth: [we want] Back to playing safely because common sense dictates this and we are told to do so because our international organization is connected to Italian football. “

However, Gravina decided from critics that football was given priority treatment during the coronavirus crisis.

“I was surprised that I had to re-realize the urge to talk regularly about football, which brings notoriety, encouraging some to comment on things they are clearly aware of,” he said.

The Serie A teams are expected to return to training on May 4 after being scheduled to measure Italy’s existing lockdown arrangements.