Serie A Season to be Brought to a Close

The Italian Federal Council are set to ratify the decision to bring the Serie A and Serie B seasons to an end.

The Italian Football Federation will ask the Federal Council to end the season on Wednesday.

This comes after Italian journalist Nico Schira tweeted: “After the Pro League, women’s football (Serie A and Serie B) has also decided to end the season here.”

Juventus lead closest rivals Fiorentina by nine points. The IFF should award the title to the Bianconere.

Barcelona beat Juventus in the Champions League Round of 32 this season. This gives Juve the chance to now fully focus on preparation for next season.

Fiorentina would qualify for the Champions League through the skin of their teeth. They lead AC Milan only on goal difference.

Even with using a weighted points-per-game model, the two sides would finish level.

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The IFF will need to make an extremely difficult decision in order to finalise the league table for the season.

One solution could be to have the two sides compete in a play-off when it is safe for some football to return.

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UEFA have stated teams will still need to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

The Italian FA are yet to decide what will happen with promotion and relegation. Orobica and Tavagnacco currently occupy the two drop spots.

The Italian leagues have become the latest in a long line of women’s football leagues to end their season due to the pandemic.

Spain and France have both ended their campaigns whilst crowning champions. The Eredivise Vrouwen declared their 2019/20 season null and void.

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The decision to end the Italian season comes down to the financial demands of restarting the campaign during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is estimated that the government would require €500,000 from each club in order to provide enough testing kits.

Clubs in the top two tiers seemingly cannot afford the price on the footballing return.

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