The 2020/2021 season of Italy’s top-flight football league, Serie A will start on Sept. 19, the Italian football federation has said.
A news agency in Italy reported on Monday that all arrangements had been concluded for the league’s resumption.
The last Serie A season ended on Aug. 2.
This was after it was interrupted for three months between March and June because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Also called Serie A TIM due to sponsorship by TIM, is a professional league competition for football clubs located at the top of the Italian football league system and the winner is awarded the Scudetto and the Coppa Campioni d’Italia.
It has been operating as a round-robin tournament for over ninety years since the 1929–30 season.
It had been organized by the Direttorio Divisioni Superiori until 1943 and the Lega Calcio until 2010 when the Lega Serie A was created for the 2010–11 season.
Serie A is regarded as one of the best football leagues in the world and it is often depicted as the most tactical and defensively sound national league.
Serie A was the world’s second-strongest national league in 2014 according to IFFHS.
It is ranked fourth among European leagues according to UEFA’s league coefficient, behind La Liga, the Premier League, and the Bundesliga, and ahead of Ligue 1.
This is based on the performance of Italian clubs in the Champions League and the Europa League during the last five years.