'No Serie A champion would be mortifying' - FIGC president Gravina

  • 4 years ago
The president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) Gabriele Gravina said on Tuesday that the Serie A season might not be competed due to the spread of coronavirus.

A new decree by the Italian government came into effect on Tuesday and will last until April 3, stopping games in Italy's top soccer division and preparatory events for the Tokyo Olympics.

Speaking after a FIGC meeting, Gravina said alternative options could be considered if the season can't be concluded.

Play-offs, maintaining the current standings, or not declaring a champion are on the table, Gravina said.

Italy's top soccer division had resumed on Sunday with five games played in empty stadiums.

Twelve rounds remain, with eight-time defending champions Juventus holding a one-point lead over Lazio.

Serie A has not been cancelled since World War II.