Serie A Clubs, Italian FA clash with Italian Govt over rules
- Serie A Clubs and Italian FA have clashed with the Government over directives
- Govt has refused to allow players to begin training
- Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Serie A Clubs and Italian FA have clashed with the Italian Government over the latter’s refusal to allow players to resume training.
The Minister of Sports Vincenzo Spadafora has refused to allow the clubs to welcome their players back to training when the initial lockdown is lifted on May 4.
Professional athletes from sports such as tennis will be allowed to train sports centres while members of the public will be allowed to run in local parks when the country moves into phase two.
However, the directives refuses to allow football clubs to return to their training bases until May at the earliest.
On their part, clubs and the football association have argued that they intend to maintain social distancing measures within the training facilities.
Italian PM Giuseppe Conte, however, has expressed his desire to have the top-flight clubs to resume the football campaign.
Minister Spadafora has further warned that even the resumption of training does not mean that football would return this season.
The pathway towards a resumption is increasingly narrow. Serie A should prepare a Plan B.