Italy’s Minister of Sport announces team training can resume next week


Italy’s Minister of Sport, Vincenzo Spadafora, and Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, announced early this evening that team training can resume in Serie A next week starting 18th May.

The pair released a statement to the media after the country’s Scientific Committee approved the safety measures and precautions that the Italian FA outlined in their plans to resume play.

“After having been requested by the government, the Scientific Committee has given it’s opinion on the medical protocol and confirmed the prudent guidelines being followed so far by the relevant ministries,” their statement read, which was published by Ansa.

The indications of the Committee, which are to be considered stringent and binding, will be sent to the Federation for the necessary adjustments to the Protocol in order to allow the safe resumption of team training starting on 18th May”.

To date, only individual training has been allowed for team sports in Italy. This latest announcement represents a huge hurdle having been overcome as the Italian FA remains intent on completing the 2019/2020 campaign.

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