Italy’s Minister of Sports Vincenzo Spadafora has confirmed that a few matches of Serie A Week 26 which are set to be played in areas affected by the coronavirus will be held behind closed doors.
These matches include the blockbuster between Juventus and Inter Milan which was set to be played on Sunday.
“Measures are already in force, that prohibit any events until next Sunday,” Spadafora told Tg2.
“Initially for Lombardy, Veneto, and Piedmont. Now we have also extended to Friuli Venezia Giulia, Emilia Romagna and Liguria.
“In these regions, the prohibition of sporting events remains, for some events we have given the availability to carry them out behind closed doors.”
As reported earlier, Inter Milan vs Ludogorets will be the first match to be played in an empty stadium, as the Nerazzurri host the Bulgarian side in the Europa League on Thursday.
The games to be played behind closed doors are:
- Udinese vs Fiorentina (Saturday)
- Milan vs Genoa (Sunday)
- Parma vs SPAL (Sunday)
- Sassuolo vs Brescia (Sunday)
- Juventus vs Inter (Sunday)
- Sampdoria vs Hellas Verona (Monday)