March 10, 2020 / 4:47 PM / 22 days ago

Soccer-Italian FA admits Serie A season might not finish

ROME, March 10 (Reuters) - The Italian football federation (FIGC) admitted on Tuesday that the Serie A season might not finish because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The FIGC confirmed in a statement that Serie A would stop until at least April 3 following a government decree issued on Monday and said that its president Gabriele Gravina had put forward several alternatives in case the championship could not be concluded.

One possibility would be to have play-offs to decide the champion and relegation to Serie B, the statement said.

A second would be to declare the current standings to be final — which would result in Juventus winning the title — and a third would be to not have a champion this season. (Writing by Brian Homewood, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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