Football Serie A releases fixtures for 124-match, 43-day sprint upon return – ESPN

Serie A releases fixtures for 124-match, 43-day sprint upon return – ESPN



Serie A teams will face two games a week for the rest of the season once the league restarts following the coronavirus stoppage, according to the fixture list published on Monday.

The league confirmed that it will restart on June 20 and finish on Aug. 2 and there will be matches almost every day during that period as it completes the remaining 12 rounds of matches, plus four games outstanding, in just over six weeks. In all, the league will play 124 matches over that time period.

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Serie A has been suspended since March 9 because of the pandemic, but the government gave the green light for it to restart last Thursday.

Most weekend matchdays will run from Saturday to Monday and midweek rounds from Tuesday to Thursday.

Kickoff times will be 19.30 or 21.45 local time, although there will be some 17.15 starts despite concerns from the players’ union about possible high temperatures.

The league will resume with the four matches postponed from previous rounds. TorinoParma get the ball rolling at 19.00 local time on June 20 followed by Verona vs. Cagliari.