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Serie A confirm a returning date

Serie A is set to resume on June 20 as the government gave its approval on Thursday.

The Italian sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora held a meeting with the stakeholders on Thursday and it was decided that the season will resume in June as they target the end of August as an end of the current campaign.

Serie A was the first top-flight league in Europe to be completely suspended and played behind closed doors as the coronavirus spread very quickly in Italy.

The Italian Football Federation is yet to decide the time frames for Serie A fixtures, but it is expected that the teams will play in every three days with three different time slots: at 5pm, 7.15pm and 9.30pm (Italian time).

Earlier on Thursday, the Italian government's technical-scientific committee approved new medical protocol for the resumption of the season.

The major point in this new protocol is that the Serie A clubs will be forced to put their whole team and staff under quarantine for two weeks if any person from the group test positive for COVID-19.

It is expected that the Serie A will return on June 20 with the remaining games from matchweek 25, which are supposed to be Atalanta vs Sassuolo, Inter vs Sampdoria, Torino vs Parma and Verona vs Cagliari.

The Coppa Italia semi-finals were also confirmed and they are set to take place on June 13.

Before the coronavirus outbreak stopped the football in Italy, Juventus were on the top of the table with only one point ahead of Lazio.

However, the Premier League revealed earlier on Thursday, that the season is set to return from June 17 and the first played fixtures will be Manchester City vs Arsenal and Aston Villa vs Sheffield United.