Football AIC: Smaller Serie A Clubs Need Financial Protection – beIN SPORTS USA

AIC: Smaller Serie A Clubs Need Financial Protection – beIN SPORTS USA

The Italian Footballers’ Association (AIC) said the most vulnerable clubs and leagues must be protected amid the coronavirus pandemic, prioritising those at the bottom of Italy’s football pyramid.

COVID-19 has brought sport to a standstill across the world, with Italy the hardest hit and still in lockdown to try to combat the spread of the virus.

There have been over 11,500 deaths in Italy, and more than 101,700 confirmed cases.

Serie A – not played since March 9 – and all sport in the country have been postponed as officials debate whether to resume the 2019-20 campaign.

As financial concerns mount, the AIC released a statement which read: “The weekly meeting of the AIC board was held today [Monday] and, therefore, with the representatives and captains of Serie A.

“The moment is delicate and the recent comments by Minister Spadafora suggest close of business is still a few weeks away. With that in mind, and in light of the agreement between Juventus players and their club, the conclusion of the campaigns and timings were discussed.

“From Serie A to the non-leagues, the hope is, providing it’s safe to do so, to complete the season, even if it exceeds June 30. The conditions for resuming footballing activity must take place under conditions of thorough medical supervision and respecting all the indications that will be provided by doctors and FMSI.

“In the unfortunate event of the season ending early, that scenario will certainly see us participate. That’s why footballers know they