The training starts in Italy on May 18, the damage in the Netherlands is 400 million euros
The Italian championship will be held again in early June, while the training of the teams will start on May 18, as officially announced on Sunday (26/4) by the Prime Minister of her country, Giuseppe Conte, in a speech, delivered.
What will happen with the football championship? After explaining that individual training will start again from May 4th and team ones from 18th, Giuseppe Conte also answered this question at the press conference:
“I am a football fan, like many Italians. In the beginning, it seemed strange that the championship could be interrupted, but we found ourselves in this social, health and economic emergency. Everyone understood that there was no alternative.
The minister Spadafora will work intensively with the technical-scientific committee and with all the components to outline a path, which we have already identified with individual training from May 4 and team ones from May 18.
Then we will try to understand if they can continue the championships that are If we come to this conclusion it will certainly be guaranteeing all safety conditions. We want the sportsmen not to get sick first”.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte anticipated some details of the plan for Phase 2: “On May 18 we also plan to reopen the retail trade, an accessory to manufacturing and construction.
Again on May 18 we have, I hope to reopen museums, exhibitions and libraries. Again, from 18 May we intend to reopen for training for team sports competitions. On 1 June we would like to reopen catering, barbers and personal care activities more widely”.
Guest of Rai2, the Minister for Sport and Youth Policies, Vincenzo Spadafora, explained what will start and what will not start from May 4, probably also clarifying a misunderstanding:
“We talk about training for individual sports, not individual training: we only mean tennis, swimming and this type of sport. For team sports, we will still have to wait. The 18th date? Yes, to the extent that we arrive at that day safely”.
At this point, pending the final text of the decree, the players of Serie A and beyond should be precluded from going to train at the sports centers of the respective clubs. Soon all his words in a full version.
The most probable start date Italy is considered to be the three days of June 10-12. The Italians intend to complete the championship in July, while they expect to hold matches every three days to fit the Cup.
If the championship starts, the most probable a possibility is that the games will be held behind closed doors until January 2021.
Damage 400 million euros in the Netherlands
Meanwhile, the economic situation in the Netherlands is anything but positive, following the decision of the Prime Minister first and then of the federation to permanently suspend this year’s championship due to the coroner’s pandemic.
The KNVB’s director of professional football, Eric Gudde, announced that the damage from this interruption will reach even the amount of 400 million euros.
According to the study, the amount of damage is estimated at 300 million euros, however, if another 100 million euros are added to them from the reduced transfer revenues, then the total amount rises to 400 million.
Eredivisie was suspended in early March, with Ajax and Alkmaar tied for first in the table and Feyenoord, Eindhoven and Willem in the top five.
Now, of course, that he has been permanently suspended from the list to be sent to UEFA, for the new season the teams that will be declared will be Ajax, Alkmaar, Feyenoord, Eindhoven and Willem. In fact, it was decided that there would be no team to be crowned champions, while no one would be relegated to the second division.
However, both Alkmaar and Utrecht were late in expressing their complete opposition, although in the voting in the league, Alkmaar did not take part but simply stated that he was present.
He now says he will appeal to the courts as he considers that he was wronged (however, he had twice lost to Ajax 1-0 and 2-0, while he also had a worse goal difference. She will also go to court, believing that by stopping she will miss the opportunity to surpass Willem and appear this new season in the Europa League… So developments are expected…