Monday, 12 November 2007

Serie B and C weekend matches called off

Head of the Italian Coaches’ Association Renzo Ulivieri has confirmed that there will be no Serie B and C fixtures this weekend.

After the death of Lazio fan Gabriele Sandri at the hands of a police officer and resultant violence throughout the peninsula, there have been suggestions that the season may be suspended.

There are no Serie A games scheduled for the coming weekend due to the Italy’s cruch Euro 2008 qualifier against Scotland, but there had been a Cadetti round.

"There was a unanimous agreement to not play on Sunday," Ulivieri declared. "President Giancarlo Abete will explain all the details soon."

The fate of this season’s Serie A is still up in the air as meetings are still taking place, but sports minister Giovanna Melandri is calling for a break.

"I expect the football world to make the right decision, such as halting play for several weeks," she stressed. "We need to take some time to stop the blind violence that doesn’t honour the memory of the young man who was killed."

22-11-2007: The Lega Calcio have rescheduled all but one of the Week 15 Serie B fixtures for Saturday 1 December, with all matches kicking off at 1600 (local time). The Albinoleffe-Treviso match will be played on Tuesday 4 December at 1830, because Atalanta will be using the Stadio Azzurri d'Italia in Serie A at the weekend.

Source: C4 Football Italia

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