Italy’s Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on Wednesday the government was likely to order that all top-flight Serie A soccer matches should be played behind closed doors in a further effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Five Serie A matches which had been scheduled to go ahead behind closed doors this weekend, including the key clash between Juventus and Inter Milan, were postponed because of the coronavirus crisis, Italy’s soccer League said on Saturday.
AC Milan’s dream of returning to the elite of European football looked more distant than ever after it gave what its own director described as an “embarrassing” performance in a 5-0 defeat to Atalanta on Sunday.
Sweden footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic fueled speculation that he is set to return to Italy, where he has played for AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus, by saying in an interview, "See you soon in Italy."
Cristiano Ronaldo conceded he is not '100 percent' despite his goal spree for Portugal but always ready to play as injury-hit Juventus heads to Atalanta on Saturday looking to extend its unbeaten run this season to stay top of Serie A.
Antonio Conte warned Inter Milan was angry at the defeat to Barcelona and ready to fight to maintain its Serie A supremacy against his former club Juventus in this weekend's top-of-the-table clash at the San Siro.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Sunday the problem of racism in Italian football has "not improved" after a Serie A match between Atalanta and Fiorentina was halted for several minutes because of racist abuse of Brazilian Dalbert.