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Serie A to Resume June 13th, Run Through August 2nd

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The league has officially announced a plan to resume the 2019-2020 season, featuring two matches per week and European fixtures in August.

An official Nike Serie A ball over a pedestal with Serie A... Photo by Andrea Staccioli/LightRocket via Getty Images

Following the lead of the Bundesliga and the English Premier League, earlier today Serie A officials confirmed the resumption of the 2019-2020 season. With players returning to individualized training last week—which hasn't gotten off to a great start for Pau Lopez—and group training slated for the 18th, the next step was for league officials and players to agree on a medical protocol in the event a team member or staff tests positive for COVID-19: The team would go into a mandatory 15 day quarantine.

With that important piece settled, the clubs have voted to resume the season on June 13th.

With 16 of 20 clubs giving the go-ahead for the 13th (the remaining four clubs voted to start on June 20th), we're only a month away from actual Serie A action. Play will resume with the suspended matches from Round 25 before the league picks up where it left off with Round 27. The league will schedule two rounds per week with an eye on finishing the season prior to the UEFA deadline of August 2nd. The Coppa Italia, Champions League and Europa League fixtures will take place in August.

Given the flare up in positive tests we've seen in Italy and Germany since training resumed, this is likely a flexible plan, but nevertheless it's likely the final administrative step required before play resumes.

More updates at they come, but if everything goes according to plan, we're exactly 30 days away from Serie A action.