Italian Serie A season to be extended until August 2

Italian football head chief have announced on Thursday plans to end the Serie A season from June 30 to August 2 to enable the season come to an end due to the suspension amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Italian football president “Gabriele Gravina” said the FIGC would "adopt a new resolution in the coming hours to postpone the end of the 2019/2020 sports season to August 2".
In the mean time, No sporting activity  has been played in Italy since March 9 as the nation grapples with the novel COVID-19 crisis which has killed over 25,000 people.
"The world of football is working incessantly and responsibly to find concrete and sustainable solutions to the crisis generated by Covid-19 including those necessary and indispensable to safeguard 2020-21 competitions," Gravina said.
It was recalled that all Serie A's 20 clubs on Tuesday voted collectively and agreed to complete the league season, but the final decision will be down to the Italian head government.
The football federation is also anticipating  that clubs can start training again from May 4, the prospective date on which the government plans to start easing restriction and containment measures.
In contrast, the Germany Bundesliga is preparing to resume the league season without spectators on May 9, making it the first major European league back in action, but the final decision will be made by the German top governments.
European football's governing body UEFA on Thursday announced an option for leagues to bring an early end to their seasons and said qualification for the next Champions League should be "based on sporting merit".
UEFA did not however disclose a much information for the actual date for the resumption of competitions.
One of the possible scenarios would be for national league and cup competitions to conclude in early August with the latter stages of this season's Champions League and Europa League to be played later in the month.

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