Getty ImagesThe Italian government has given domestic top-flight soccer the go ahead to resume from 20th June. Italy’s minister for sport, Vincenzo Spadafora, said that Serie A would be allowed to restart following a conference call involving the league, the players’ association and the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), the national soccer body. Serie A has been shut down since 9th March and there are four matches outstanding from week 25 of the competition. Coronavirus: News, views and insights during the Covid-19 pandemicThe semi-finals of the Coppa Italia are set to be played on 13th June, if the government grants permission with sporting events currently banned until 14th June, with the hope that the knockout competition can be completed before the league resumes a week later. Spadafora said, as reported by Italy’s Rai Sport: “Serie A starts again on 20th June, my hope is that the Italian Cup can be played in the previous week. ”On the Coppa Italia, Spadafora added: “It would be a good sign because you could see three important matches in the clear on public television.
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