Italy's football federation (FIGC) has begun to draw up medical guidelines for a possible restart of Serie A, which has been suspended since March 9 because of the coronavirus outbreak.
The FIGC said that its medical committee held a video conference on Wednesday to "analyse and define a guaranteed protocol for football in the event that sporting activities are allowed to resume."
All sporting events in Italy -- including Serie A football matches -- will take place without fans present for at least the next month due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country, the Italian government announced Wednesday.
That will likely see games played in the Italian football league this weekend after the calendar was pushed back a week. Italy is the epicenter of Europe's coronavirus outbreak as more than 100 people have died and more than 3,000 have been infected with COVID-19.
An Italian soccer referee has been banned for one year after he lost his cool and head-butted a goalkeeper he had sent off during a minor league game earlier this month, ANSA news agency reported on Tuesday.
In a match between Borgo Mogliano and Montottone in Macerata on Feb. 1, the referee Antonio Martiniello had given Borgo Mogliano's goalkeeper Matteo Ciccioli his marching orders as the hosts won 3-1.
The pair faced off outside the changing room after the game as the goalkeeper sought an explanation...
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