ROME – Serie A starts again, despite the coronavirus, youth football does not.
Permanent suspension for the championships and other youth football competitions organized by the Youth and School Sector scheduled for the 2019/2020 sports season.
This is what was decided by the FIGC following the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers of 10 April and in consideration of the need to protect the health of young members and the critical issues related to the deadlines set for the end of the season on 30 June 2020.
Therefore, the remaining matches of the National Youth Championships , Under 18 Serie A and B, Under 17 Serie A and B, Under 17 Serie C, Under 16 Serie A and B, Under 16 Serie C, Under 15 Serie A will not take place at youth level and B and Under 15 Serie C; the interregional and final phases of the Under 14 Pro and Under 13 Pro Tournaments and of the Under 17 and Under 15 Women's National Youth Championships; the elimination and national final phase of the Under 17 and Under 15 Amateur and Pure Sector Championships and of the 5 Under 17 and Under 15 Amateur and Pure Sector Football Championships.
"I would like to thank President Gravina and all the federal members for accepting our request – said the president of the Youth and School Sector, Vito Tisci – A shared decision and carried out together with the President of the Technical Sector, Albertini, and Dr. Zeppilli , president of the FIGC Medical Commission, following the constant discussions with the companies in recent weeks ".
It is "undoubtedly a painful choice and I am especially sorry for those footballers who after months of training and sacrifices will not be able to end the season by participating in the final stages of their respective leagues – continues Tisci – but at this moment we have the responsibility to protect the health of all our members, club staff and the refereeing class taking part in our competitions, as well as, given the uncertainty period, to allow the companies to be able to plan next season with due time ". (source AGI).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano