Juventus’ title-defining clash with Inter ‘gets green light from Italian FA to be played behind closed doors’ following the country’s coronavirus outbreak
- Juventus vs Inter Milan in March is expected to be played behind closed doors
- The top of the table clash has reportedly been given the green light by Italian FA
- Italian government set to enforce more following Italy’s coronavirus outbreak
- Inter’s clash against Ludogorets will be first to be played behind closed doors
- Four Serie A matches last Sunday were postponed, including Inter vs Sampdoria
Serie A chiefs will allow Juventus’ title clash with Inter Milan to be played behind closed doors as the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in Italy, according to reports.
Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte postponed four Serie A fixtures at the weekend after the killer bug surfaced in different areas of the country.
According to ANSA, the Italian FA’s request to have games played in empty stadiums has been accepted by the government which will help reduced fixture congestion while minimising the threat of it spreading.
Juventus’ top of the table clash with Inter Milan in March could be played behind closed doors
The Italian government is moving toward having other matches played without fans in attendance in affected areas.
Inter confirmed on Monday that its Europa League match against Ludogorets will also be played behind closed doors.
Seven people have died from the virus in Italy so far with civil protection officials claiming that at least 229 people have tested positive for the virus in Italy.
Inter Milan will play their Europa League tie vs Ludogorets behind closed doors at the San Siro
Italy has been struck by a severe outbreak of the coronavirus and football has been effected
SERIE A GAMES POSTPONED
- Atalanta vs Sassuolo
- Hellas Verona vs Cagliari
- Inter Milan vs Sampdoria
- Torino vs Parma
State television on Monday night reported the seventh death of an infected person – that of a 62-year-old man who already had serious health problems. The other six victims, also with pre-existing medical conditions, were elderly.
The majority of those known to be infected with COVID-19 hail from two main clusters – some 10 towns in Lombardy and another area in the neighboring region of Veneto. Italy has the highest number of cases outside Asia.
Four Serie A match scheduled for last Sunday were postponed, including Inter’s home match against Sampdoria.
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