No fans until January 2021?

While Serie A is expected to resume at the end of May, it’s reported we won’t see fans in the Italian stadiums until January 2021.

The coronavirus pandemic has swept the globe and now covers every continent except for Antarctica.

Italy was the first European country to truly bear the brunt of the crisis and is consequently also seeing the light at the end of the tunnel earlier than others.

There are multiple reports the lockdown order will be eased from May 4, allowing players to train, so they can resume the fixture list from circa May 31.

However, those games will be played behind closed doors and it’s a situation that could last longer than previously anticipated.

According to Sport Mediaset, a leaked Government document suggests we might not see fans in Italian stadiums until January 2021.

Italy is going towards Phase 2 of the pandemic response, which is to ease the total lockdown, but maintain social distancing where possible.

Packing thousands of people into a sporting arena would be the ultimate proof that the crisis is over.

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