No champion, relegation preferred if Serie A season halted again


Juventus' Giorgio Chiellini holds up the Serie A soccer title trophy, at the Allianz Stadium, in Turin, Italy, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (Antonio Calanni/AP)

Serie A soccer clubs are asking for no title winner or relegations if the season is stopped again.

One of the ideas the Italian federation is planning in case of another stop is the use of an algorithm to decide the final classification.

The Lega Serie A held a meeting with the clubs on Friday and Italian media reported 16 of the 20 teams voted in favour of not relegating anyone and not assigning the league title unless it is mathematically certain.

A final decision is expected to be made during the next FIGC council meeting on Monday.

The Lega Serie A says: “The assembly has given indications to the representatives of the Lega Serie A to vote in favour of solutions which still safeguard the sporting merit if it is not possible to finish the Serie A season.”

An algorithm could be used to assign European places.

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