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Italian Health Experts So No To Season Resuming

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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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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Serie A Suspended Until At Least April 3

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

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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And The Worst Players Are…?

The Serie A’s Golden Bin nominations have been revealed and i am quite surprised to see who made the list. Once again Juventus dominates the list with Felipe Melo ( who i thoroughly agree should be on the list) and Milos Krasic making the cut.

Others who made the list include Luca Toni, Amauri, Diego Milito, Diego Forlan, Mauro Zarate, Adrian Mutu, Santiago Silva of Fiorentina and Eduardo from Genoa. So just what does it take to make it to this infamous list?

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Former Juventus Director Moggi Gets 5 Years For Involvement In Calciopoli Scandal

The curtains were finally drawn on the Calciopoli trial yesterday when chief suspect Luciano Moggi was found guilty of sporting fraud and sentenced to 5 years and 4 months in prison.

The 74 year old was director of Juventus during the infamous 2005/2006 season when the club was demoted to Serie B for its involvement in match fixing scandals that saw them win the league that season.

Ironically, Moggi will not serve any of his sentence in an actual prison cell as this being a first-degree sentence, Italian laws give him the opportunity to contest the judgement through its many appeal levels.

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Double Trouble For Fiorentina

Bad luck never seems to stop haunting Fiorentina as shortly after loosing their talisman, Stevan Jovetic, the Viola have a new problem as Adem Ljajic has also got an injury that will force him to be sidelined.

According to the Florence based club’s official site, the Serbian u-21 international sprained his knee and collateral medial knee ligament which should put him away from the playing field for at least two weeks long.

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Fiorentina Prepares Ljajic As Jovetic’s Deputy

Despite loosing their young superstar, Stevan Jovetic, who recently picked up a knee injury which forced him sidelined for about eight months, Fiorentina doesn’t see the necessity in looking for Jovetic’s replacement on the market.

According to their new coach, Sinijsa Mihaljovic, although Jovetic’s loss will be felt by his team, the former Catania coach is convinced that Fiorentina still have the players that can replace the Montenegrin.

Naming the candidates to take over the young fantasista’s place, Mihaljovic revealed that he expect Adam Ljajic and Adrian Mutu can be the solution his looking for.

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Jovetic Rejects Barca to Stay in Fiorentina

Getting transferred to a big club doesn’t always be the ultimate choice for you talented footballers as many would still choose to play in a lesser team as long as they get regular playing time and one of that players are Fiorentina’s starlet, Stevan Jovetic. The young playmaker, who has been regarded as one of the emerging talents in today’s football world, has recently told the press that he would reject the chance to play for Barcelona and opted to stay in Firenze instead.

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Fiorentina Ready To Part Ways With Gilardino

Despite the confident words of their new coach, Sinijsa Mihaljovic, who insisted that his team, Fiorentina, could be challenging for the Champions League spot next season, the fans might still have something to worry about as the Florence based club might still lose some of their best players next season including Alberto Gilardino. The possibilities of losing the prolific striker, was mentioned by the club’s sporting director, Pantaleo Corvino, who stated that should Gilardino wants to leave and there’s a reasonable offer, he won’t be held hostage at Firenze.

“I cannot really say that Gila is not for sale. Of course we won’t go around offering his services to other clubs,” Corvino said to the press. “But really it is up to him. If he is happy in Florence then no problem, otherwise we will see.”