- Serie A clubs are prepared for a restart of the league
- Sixteen teams reportedly voted for the competition to resume by June 13
- The Italian league has been on hold since mid-March
As lockdown is gradually being eased across the globe, clubs in Italy have voted for the 2019/2020 Serie A season to resume on June 13.
It was gathered that sixteen of the clubs voted for the season to restart on that day during a meeting on Wednesday, May 13, while four other clubs voted for it to resume a week later June 20.
The season was suspended in mid-March following the widespread of the deadly coronavirus which has now killed over 31,000 people in Italy with the country having over 222,000 confirmed cases.
Protocol here stated that a situation where one member of a team tests positive for coronavirus after May 19 will force the entire squad to be quarantined for 15 days.
It is believed that the June 13 date for a restart will allow clubs to have time to complete the season as well as the Coppa Italia which was suspended after the first leg of both semifinals.
No fewer than 19 Serie A players tested positive for coronavirus with Fiorentina and Sampdoria confirming six and four cases respectively last week.
Meanwhile, with Serie A players gradually returning to Italy ahead of a possible continuation of the 2019/2020 league season, French star Adrien Rabiot has refused to return to Juventus, SunSort reports.
The 25-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United and he could reportedly be forcing a move to the Premier League club. All 20 Serie A clubs have voted in favor of completing the current league season, despite the coronavirus risk.
This followed an emergency meeting held on Friday, May 1, amid reports several sides including Torino FC and Brescia wanted the season scrapped. 20 Serie A clubs deliver verdict on fate of current league season.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Curtains have fallen on renowned former French striker and coach Philippe Redon with his death being announced on Tuesday, May 12, at age of 69.
Redon turned out for French sides Rennes, Bordeaux, FC Metz, Saint-Etienne and Paris Saint-Germain during his active playing days.
He made a name for himself as a prolific striker while at Rennes and Saint-Etienne, helping the latter secure promotion to top-flight football.
Redon enjoyed a bright start to life with the Indomitable Lions qualify for the 1992 Afcon showpiece, staying unbeaten through the qualifying phase. He guided the team to qualify for the semis as they were dumped out on penalties by Cote d’Ivoire.
Differences with the Cameroonian Football Federation saw him replaced by Jean Manga-Onguene before Liberia came calling in 2000, with his stint coming to an end two years later.
A number of French clubs and footballers have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the veteran striker.
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