Italy studies postponing matches if there are more than 9 infected

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) agreed this Wednesday after meeting with the Italian Government to send the Technical Scientific Committee a new sanitary protocol for the management of the pandemic that foresees that the parties of the A series be postponed if the clubs register more than 8 cases of contagion in their squads.

The federal president Gabriele gravina He was satisfied with the outcome of the meeting and considered that the new protocol «is the result of the work carried out with the institutions, in particular the Government,» in statements provided by the FIGC.

«Soccer needs dialogue, clear rules and responsibility. The new protocol is based on this. I hope that the Scientific Technical Committee recognizes this commitment and the daily effort of our movement to protect health,» he added.

The FIGC will send in the coming days a new protocol that foresees setting the maximum number of players in Serie A clubs at 25 and the limit of positive players at 8 so that their teammates can compete.

In addition, players who have had contacts with positive teammates will be required to undergo a coronavirus test in the following five days, according to the Italian media.

The vertical increase in coronavirus infections in Italy caused on January 6 the postponement of four of the ten games of the twentieth day.

The new protocol, the FIGC trusts, will help avoid the risk of further postponements.