Serie A will still be relegations & promotions with 20 teams

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The COVID-19 pandemic is moving into Phase Two from May 4, with deaths, intensive care admissions and positive cases all dropping rapidly.

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Nonetheless, the Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora has warned Serie A will not be allowed to resume unless there is a full agreement on the medical protocol.

A videoconference was held today between various unions, including the Players’ Association, Coaches’ Association, Referees’ Association and FIGC.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the outcome was Plan B, assuring that if the season is terminated early, there will nonetheless be promotions and relegations this summer.

That means next term the Serie A season will continue to have 20 clubs, as there had been an option to not relegate anyone and promote two from Serie B, creating a 22-side structure.

Another upshot was that if UEFA change their limit of August 2 for the domestic tournaments to conclude, then they are prepared to continue the 2019-20 season well into August and even September.


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