- Football in Italy has been suspended since March.
- Serie A is planning to return to action on June 13.
- The league suggests a set of measures and protocols to ensure safety.
- Inter Milan chief Giuseppe Marotta doubts that clubs and players can adhere to those rules.
The Serie A has prepared a set of rules for the players to follow to prevent the further coronavirus spread ahead of the planned return to action in June. It's not clear how officials will be able to control whether players and clubs duly follow them all:
- No physical contact between the players will be allowed.
- Workouts will only include weight and gym work; only physios will have permission to be present on site.
- Wearing masks will be mandatory in shared areas within training facilities.
- Players will undergo regular temperature checks.
- Every footballer will live in a separate room ahead of the matchday with all facilities cleaned every day.
- The entire squad will be put in quarantine if any member of the team tests positive for the coronavirus.
- Social distancing at two metres will have to be applied both at meal times in the canteen and other rooms.
- The showers, massage rooms and saunas must be cleaned in each club's training base regularly.
- Every player must have a separate water bottle during games and in training.
- Footballers will have to store personal items such as towels in their bags to prevent them from appearing in communal baskets.
- Paper towels, bandages and plasters must be put into the appropriate containers to be destroyed.
- Players will be encouraged to wash their hands thoroughly to minimise the risk of getting infected – for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use sanitizers if soap and water are unavailable.
According to the Daily Mail report, Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta said that clubs and players are unlikely to adhere properly to even 50 per cent of those rules.
It puts the completion of the Serie A campaign under a huge risk.