DYBALA TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 FOR THE FOURTH TIME
DATED: 02/05/2020 PM IST
BY: SUKANYA SENGUPTA
A few weeks ago, all that the world did, was to pray for Italy.More than 27,000 citizens succumbed to this virus that wrecked havoc in the country for weeks.
Italy has a huge number of ardent football fans who are never ready to miss out on any live action happening on the soccer fields.
Match day 25 the fixture between Inter Milan and Sampdoria was the first of a long list of postponed matches to come in the following days, disappointing fans all
Juventus on the top of the league table, is just a point ahead of Lazio who are breathing down their necks in the hope of conquering the league table.
Italian soccer was showing timid signs of returning after nearly a nine week suspension due to the Covid-19.
There were speculations that Serie A could be back on track to resume the last 12 fixtures in late May or early June, as Italy registered a significant drop
Serie A is however not inclined towards suspending the rest of the season.
FIGC- the Italian Soccer Federation is keen on getting the rest of the season underway.
FIGC President Gabriel Grevina estimates that cancellation of the season could cost Italian football up to $ 870 million.“the
The French football league stands cancelled after Prime Minister Philippe announced that no professional football could be played in France until September.
“I see an increasingly narrow path to reviving Serie A; if I were to join the presidents,” Italian Sports Minister Speedafora told private TV program La7.(of any club) I would focus on the next season”, with that he crushed the hopes of millions of fans waiting to see their favourite players /clubs back in action.
The decision taken by France and Netherlands could have a huge impact on Italy’s decision and other countries can follow the same line of action.
The FIGC has drawn up a medical protocol for training but Spadafora said that scientific experts refused to accept it as sufficient and that discussions would continue.
It also seems that the Scudetto would not be awarded to either Juve or Lazio and there would be only 2 relegations and promotions each to and from Serie
However, the league president said on Thursday that Sri Lanka would abide by the decision of the Italian governments. Has he chosen to end the current season due to a coronavirus epidemic?
All that is left to do is to wait for any further updates on this matter.
The FIGC along with millions of fans all across the globe sit with their fingers crossed hoping to see soccer make a comeback but as the times are desperate
it is increasingly necessary that health should get the upperhand even if it means making some hard decisions and shattering the hearts of millions of fans.