Series A Progressing into Next Season with 20 Teams


A videoconference between various organizations, including the Players’ Association, Coaches’ Association, Referees’ Association and FIGC was held today.

The result was Plan B, according to Sky Sport Italia (via Football Italia), which assumes that the Serie A season will likely have 20 clubs next year

There was also the option not to elevate anyone and promote two teams from Serie B, establishing a 22-side structure. In any case, Plan B means that even if the season terminated early, there will be promotions and relegations this summer.

As of May 4, the COVID-19 pandemic moves into Phase Two with deaths, intensive care admissions and positive cases all falling rapidly. Nevertheless, Sport Minister Vincenzo Spadafora has warned Serie A will not be permitted to resume until the medical procedure is fully decided.

However, as Sky Sport Italia states, the meeting of Italian football unions today decided that there will still be relegations and promotions with 20 teams in Series A if the season ends early.

An upshot to this would be that if UEFA changes its August 2 deadline to finish domestic tournaments, then they would be able to start the 2019-20 season well into August and even September.


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