Milan [Italy], May 30 (ANI): the Italian football season will begin with Coppa Italia’s final stages before Serie A resumes its suspended season.

All 20 top-tier clubs voted and it was agreed that the final stages of Coppa Italia will begin on June 17, and then Serie A will start on June 20, Goal.com announced.

Series A also reported that this decision was taken following the go-ahead given by Vincenzo Spadafora, Italy’s sports minister.

While Coppa Italia’s finals will be played on June 17, the dates for the semi-finals have yet to be set. Because of the coronavirus pandemic Series A has been suspended since March.

The Lega Serie A assembly met today [Friday] in a video conference, in the presence of all 20 affiliated clubs. The clubs welcomed the green light to Series A ‘s return yesterday communicated by Minister Spadafora and unanimously voted on the conflict over the four matches of the 25th match (Atalanta v Sassuolo, Hellas Verona v Cagliari, Inter v Sampdoria and Torino v Parma) on the weekend of June 20-21 and the preparation of match 27 beginning on Monday, June 22, Serie A said in an official statement.

Juventus had been at the top of the league table before Series A’s suspension.

The Italian football season will begin with Coppa Italia's final stages

In the second leg of the Coppa semi-final in Turin on March 4 the side was set to face off against Milan. Napoli had been set to face off against Inter Milan in the other semi-final second leg.

Earlier, Germany’s Bundesliga had become the first major football competition to restart its suspended season.

Premier League also set June 17 aside as a potential date for restart.


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