Serie A will resume play in June.
This was confirmed during a meeting between Italian sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora, and the other, important figureheads of Italian football.
Serie A will restart on next June. The decision has been approved by the Government. #SerieA— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 28, 2020
After reporting the findings of the meeting to prime minister Giuseppe Conte, it was confirmed that Serie A would resume play on June 20th. However, the Coppa Italia will start a few days before the league does. The matches for the tournament will be played between June 13th to the 17th. The goal is to have the competition finish before the championship starts again.
Spadafora has confirmed that the Serie A season will resume from Matchday 25, and Lecce were set to be Milan’s opponents in the league then.
The last time Milan played a league match was on March 8th against Genoa. The game ended in a 2-1 defeat for the Rossoneri that left a bitter taste in the mouths of the Milan faithful.
Milan will be looking to wash that rancid taste out of their mouths once the season recommences. They’ll be able to do so by starting off the season’s recommencement with a victory.
Other things of note:
- The FIGC is working on updating the league’s matchday calendar for the rest of the season. The calendar should be finished fairly soon, with some reports saying it could come as early as tomorrow.
- Should the league’s season be interrupted again, the Italian FA has a Plan B and Plan C to deal with another stop. Plan B would have playoffs and playouts to determine the fate of the season. Plan C would ‘freeze’ the table until the next season starts (Sky).
- Serie A Femminile might resume play in July. This has yet to be confirmed, but some very credible sources are reporting that the league is close to resuming the season. If it does get the go ahead to do so, then the league will start on July 11th and finish on August 9th. And if it does recommence, then it will make the championship one of the few women’s leagues in Europe that managed to avoid being axed for the season. The fact of which, is quite remarkable and noteworthy.
The FIGC still has many issues they need to work out before the resumption of play, including getting approval for the health protocols that will allow them to restart the league.
More will be posted about this in the upcoming days. For now, let’s be happy that calcio is coming back and that our Milan will be coming back along with it.
Because - let’s face it - as much as they tend to torture us, we’ve all been feenin’ like crackheads for them.
And come June 13th, we’re finally going to get our fix.