Dal Pino: ‘Serie A may be pushed back’

The Lega Serie A President Paolo Dal Pino has revealed that the start of the 2020-21 season could be pushed back ‘to let the teams have some more rest’.

Dal Pino said the Lega has scheduled a meeting on Monday to establish the exact dates for 2020-21, with the current plan to start on September 12.

Il Corriere dello Sport reveals that the assembly met at Hilton in Milan today and the Lega chief showed concerns regarding the protocol ahead of the upcoming season.

The Lega Serie A President Paolo Dal Pino has revealed that the start of the 2020-21 season could be pushed back ‘to let the teams have some more rest’.

Dal Pino said the Lega has scheduled a meeting on Monday to establish the exact dates for 2020-21, with the current plan to start on September 12.

Il Corriere dello Sport reveals that the assembly met at Hilton in Milan today and the Lega chief showed concerns regarding the protocol ahead of the upcoming season.

“Thinking about the next few months, we are worried about uncertainty and the many things to deal with,” he told the newspaper.

“Starting with the current health protocol, since it will be very difficult to face an entire championship with a swab test every four days.

“We need to define new applicable and viable methods.”

On the start date of the next championship, Dal Pino added: “On Monday, we have a meeting regarding the calendar and will establish the exact dates.

“At the moment, we are talking about September 12, but we are trying to earn a little more time and let the teams have more rest.

“The hypothesis to postpone the season exists, then we’ll see by how much.”

Reports in Italy claim the season could be pushed until September 19 and make up for the lost time by recovering the matches on January 2 and 3.

Upcoming dates:

July 15 – Bundesliga transfer window opens

July 27 – Premier League transfer window opens

August 4 – La Liga transfer window opens

August 21 – Europa League 2019-20 Final

August 22 – Ligue 1 2020-21 begins

August 23 – Champions League 2019-20 Final

September 1 – Serie A transfer window opens

September 12 – Serie A 2020-21 (unconfirmed), Premier League 2020-21 and La Liga 2020-21 begin

September 18 – Bundesliga 2020-21 begins

September 24 – 2020 UEFA Super Cup

October 1 – Champions League 2020-21 Group Stage draw

October 2 – Europa League 2020-21 Group Stage draw

October 5 – Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga, La Liga transfer windows close

Ligue 1 transfer window dates to be confirmed

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