Gravina would like the playoffs in the next Serie A season. A change of format due to the possible delay in the start of the championship.
It is Alessandro Bocci, on Corriere della Sera , to reveal what would be the latest gimmick of the FIGC president for the next Serie A. The championship, the journalist explains, had already found an agreement for the second weekend of September, as in England and Spain. In recent times, however, more than one president, beginning with De Laurentiis of Napoli, has expressed his doubts, asking for a delayed restart on 3 October.
If you do not start on 12 or 19 September, the format is at risk for the European Championship, scheduled for June 2021. And so the idea of proposing to the Federal Council to change the championship format would have arisen in Gravina. A choice that will be discussed in the next League Council scheduled for August 4th.
A change to ensure that coach Mancini can better prepare the national team for the European championship. And just thinking about the European Championship, Bocci reports, the idea would be to streamline the season , freeing some dates.
Gravina could offer two groups of 10 teams to the Serie A, with a return on 18 rounds, plus playoffs for twelve teams and playouts for eight teams. An emergency solution, which would hardly find the consensus of the company and the televisions (which have already paid for a tot of matches).
The problem of the health protocol
There is also a problem on the health protocol , which is very expensive and according to Gravina: “I am very, very worried about the next season. The teams will soon have to start the rallies and we are very late in knowing the new procedures to follow. We do not know this state of emergency for how long it will be extended, "said the FIGC president, giving an alarm cry about the health protocol applied to football.
“ It is inapplicable from now on . This protocol had to take into account the evolution of the epidemic in our country – explains Gravina to La Politica nel Pallone – and we must continue to take it into account, but we must also be realistic: we applied it in an emergency situation for a very short period of time, but imagining to continue applying it until the end of the next sporting season, with tampons every 4 days, is impossible. It would be physical violence towards players. We need to find other solutions ”. (source CORRIERE DELLA SERA)
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