Italian Union: Four Weeks’ Full Training Needed before Restart

"Other sports need about six weeks. We need at least four weeks before we resume the championship,"

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The head of the Italian Footballers' Union (AIC) Damiano Tommasi said four weeks of full training is needed before Serie A can restart.
Damiano Tommasi says players need four weeks to train. Picture Courtesy Of Besoccer

The head of the Italian Footballers’ Union (AIC) Damiano Tommasi said four weeks of full training is needed before Serie A can restart.

The Italian Serie A teams began training after the coronavirus suspension on May 4, however, players were only allowed to train individually and respecting social distancing rules. Full group training sessions will only be allowed from Wednesday.

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The government’s ban on sporting events lasts until June 14 and it is due to decide if and when Serie A can restart on May 28.

“We shouldn’t be talking about setting dates if we want to be able to get off to a good start,” AIC president Damiano Tommasi told the Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Other sports need about six weeks. We need at least four weeks before we resume the championship,” Damiano Tommasi said.

“Everyone wants to get back to doing their job, but when training starts again we have to stat this calculation.”

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“Above all, we need to be careful and we need to be certain from a medical point of view.” Tommasi added.

“We hope to accelerate in the coming weeks.”

Juventus held a one-point lead over Lazio atop the Serie A table when the season was stopped.

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