January 17, 2022

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Serie A prepares to resume under COVID-19 cloud

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Acquiring formerly been mostly unaffected by the newest strain of COVID-19, Italy’s Serie A prepares to return from its wintertime crack on Thursday with situations on the rise.

There is a total round of fixtures established to be performed on Thursday – Italy’s regular Epiphany public holiday getaway – with 19 of the 20 golf equipment associated all obtaining at the very least just one COVID-19 case to contend with.

As English Leading League game titles ended up staying postponed with regularity in December, Serie A matches, by and big, went in advance with no any disruption.

The only Serie A match that was postponed in December was Udinese’s clash with Salernitana, which descended into chaos right after the area overall health authority (ASL) banned the a short while ago-promoted facet from travelling.

Udinese gamers confirmed up as the video game was not postponed by the league’s governing overall body. They named a setting up line-up but remained in the dressing place, and immediately after 45 minutes experienced handed from the scheduled kickoff time, the recreation was deserted.

The predicament, having said that, has adjusted. Getting beforehand had isolated constructive situations unfold throughout the league, outbreaks at selected Serie A golf equipment have acquired out of command.

Base side Salernitana are the most difficult hit with 9 of their players owning COVID-19, with the ASL preparing to position the club into quarantine measures the moment extra, indicating their clash with Venezia on Thursday is in question.

Juventus’ fixture towards Napoli is at danger, with the visitors confirming 6 players had tested good for COVID-19, plus coach Luciano Spalletti, on Tuesday. The regional ASL may well intervene listed here, as well.

Torino cancelled their coaching session on Tuesday soon after an outbreak in advance of their vacation to Atalanta, whilst large-name gamers this kind of as Juve captain Giorgio Chiellini and Inter Milan striker Edin Dzeko have the virus.

Serie A’s posture continues to be the very same.

“We will go on with the system as scheduled without any postponement,” the league instructed Reuters in a assertion on Wednesday.

“We are not able to determine which video games to postpone and which kinds to participate in. The predicament is challenging for each group, but we should go ahead.”

As the new Omicron variant spreads all through the place – Italy claimed a record 170,844 coronavirus instances on Tuesday – stadium capacities have been decreased from 75 for each cent to a maximum 50 for each cent to fight growing infections.

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