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Italian Health Experts So No To Season Resuming

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The Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) says it ‘wouldn’t be in favour’ of the season resuming.

The FIGC, Serie A and sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora are all in agreement over completing the 2019-20 campaign as soon as it is safe enough to do so.

It had been suggested that training could start again once the first phase of lockdown ends on May 3, with a view to possibly ending the season by August.

However, the ISS, the leading technical-scientific body of the Italian health service, believes 2019-20 should be written off.

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Liverpool Has Most Valuable Squad In Europe

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The research group CIES Football Observatory have just released its most valuable squads in the transfer market from Europe’s top-five leagues, and it is the current European and World Champions who now sit top the pile.

The Liverpool squad is now worth a whopping €1.4 billion (£1.27 billion), which puts them ahead of every other club on the continent. Second is Premier League rival Manchester City at €1.36b.

Spanish giants Barcelona (€1.17b) and Real Madrid (€1.1b) are third and fourth respectively, with Chelsea shockingly in fifth place (€1.08b) despite having been banned from signing players in last summer’s transfer window.

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La Liga, Eredivisie, Primeira Liga And MLS All Suspend Play

Spain’s La Liga, the Dutch Eredivisie, Portugal’s Primeira Liga and USA’s Major League Soccer have been suspended over coronavirus concerns.

There will be no action in the Spanish top flight for “at least the next two rounds of matches” as a result of the quarantine of the Real Madrid squad.

Netherlands’ top two leagues have also been suspended for the same period.

The 2020 Major League Soccer season – which started less than two weeks ago – has been suspended for 30 days.

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Sevilla v Roma and Inter v Getafe Postponed Due To Coronavirus

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UEFA have confirmed the Europa League matches for Sevilla and Getafe, against Roma and Inter respectively, will not be staged this week.

Roma had announced that they are not travelling for their scheduled Europa League tie due to the travel restrictions introduced between Spain and Italy following the spread of the coronavirus.

The news followed on from Getafe president Angel Torres confirming his side will not travel to Italy for their scheduled Europa League tie at Inter.

“Unless this situation change a lot, Getafe will not travel to Italy tomorrow,” Torres told Onda Cero on Tuesday night.

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Serie A Suspended Until At Least April 3

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All sport in Italy is to be suspended for the next month as the Italian authorities steps up measures to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.

The Italian national Olympic committee confirmed the news on Monday, which includes all matches in Serie A, Italy’s highest football division, but does not cover Italian clubs or national teams competing in international competitions such as the Champions League.

The committee, which oversees all sporting events in the country, said in a statement that the suspension will last until April 3 and that it would request a government decree to impose its decision.

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Serie A To Continue Behind Closed Doors

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Italy’s Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora says Serie A will “go ahead” with games played behind closed doors following a meeting held in Rome.

Serie A has been thrown into chaos following a string of postponements due to the ever-growing spread of the Coronavirus in the country.

However only games in certain regions have been cancelled.

This has led to in fighting between many of the clubs, with some stating that either all games go ahead, behind closed doors, or they should all be postponed.

Today a meeting was held between the clubs and Italy’s Minister of Sport, Vincenzo Spadafora, in order to resolve the ever-growing crisis.

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Sarri Denies Interest In Italy Return

Maurizio Sarri has dismissed a return to Italy this summer after leading Chelsea to the Europa League final with a penalty shootout win over Eintracht Frankfurt.

Eden Hazard stroked home the deciding spot kick after 90 minutes and extra time could not separate the two sides at 2-2 on aggregate.

Despite persistent criticism from his own fans the Italian has now taken Chelsea to two major finals in his first season and already secured qualification for the Champions League next year.

And he indicated after the dramatic events at Stamford Bridge that he has no intention of leaving the club.

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Roma Closing In On Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho could be returning to Serie A this summer, but his likely destination appears to be Rome and not Milan.

According to L’Equipe, AS Roma have beaten Inter Milan and have offered Mourinho a three-year contract to become their new manager this summer.

The Italian giants sacked Eusebio Di Francesco earlier this season, while Claudio Ranieri is currently in charge on an interim basis until the end of the campaign.

It has been a difficult season for Roma, who reached the Champions League semi-finals just 12 month ago. The hiring of a serial winner like Mourinho would be a major indication of the Giallorossi’s ambition and a statement of intent.

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Roma Heading Back To The US This Summer

Roma will be the only Italian team in the US this summer, as the 2019 International Champions Cup (ICC) schedule was released.

With Juventus, Inter and Milan heading to Asia, Roma will have the US to themselves, and they have scheduled three high profile friendlies.

Roma will kick off their preseason against Mexican side Guadalajara on July 17 at the Seatgeek Stadium in Bridgeview.

The Giallorossi then face Arsenal at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium, prior to ending their participation on July 25 against Benfica at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison.

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Roma Sack Eusebio Di Francesco After Dramatic Champions League Exit

Claudio Ranieri is poised to make a swift return to management with Roma after they sacked under-fire Eusebio Di Francesco on Thursday.

The 67-year-old, a Roma fan, was sacked as manager of Fulham last week but is close to agreeing terms with Roma to become their caretaker manager until the end of the season.

Di Francesco saw his side crash out of the Champions League to Porto on the back of a disappointing Serie A campaign including a weekend derby defeat by Lazio.

“On behalf of myself and everyone at AS Roma, I’d like to thank Eusebio for his work and his commitment,” President Jim Pallotta told the club website.