Serie A restart on 13 June ‘99% likely’ says committee chief

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Italian striker Mario Balotelli's Brescia side are bottom of Serie A

There is a “99%” chance the Italian government will allow Serie A to resume on 13 June, the head of the country’s Olympic committee (Coni) says.

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Clubs are back in training and the league approved 13 June for resumption if permitted by the government.

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Serie A was suspended on 9 March with most teams having 12 games to play.

“To talk about the chances of it finishing, you would need a crystal ball,” Coni president Giovanni Malago said.

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“It’s a real risk, but Serie A’s primary and only objective is to restart.”

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Juventus, chasing their ninth consecutive Serie A title, are top of the league, a point ahead of Lazio.

Malago added the government might also change its stance on a whole squad having to go into a 14-day isolation if a player tested positive for coronavirus.

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“I do not know the reason for the [health ministry] decision but I am told it is one that could be reviewed,” Malago said.

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