Italian federation hopes to test players and resume Serie A in May

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The Italian Football Federation President Gabriele Gravina said that they hope to test players for Coronavirus in May in preparation for the season to resume.

Gravina insists that the Serie A season must be completed

Serie A has been suspended indefinitely since 9 March due to the novel coronavirus with several players at different clubs testing positive for the virus.

“We will start, I hope, at the beginning of May with tests to ensure that players are negative, and training can follow,” Gravina told Sky Sports Italia.

There are a number of outstanding fixtures and 12 rounds of matches still to be played. Juventus are at the summit of the log standings; one points ahead of Lazio in second-place and nine clear of Inter Milan in third.

With 156,363 confirmed cases and 19,899 deaths, the nationwide lockdown in Italy has been extended to May 3.

“As soon as the conditions are right, we’ll finish the championship. Soon, there will be a meeting. We will establish the procedure which we will then communicate,” added Gravina.

“Will we play through the summer? We don’t have a deadline, but the idea is to finish the championships.”

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