The South team was not allowed to go to Turin for having three cases of coronavirus on their campus. They can give up the game.
The Italian Serie A assured this Sunday that the match scheduled for 20.45 local (15.45 in Argentina) between Juventus and Napoli will not be postponed, despite the fact that the club from the South, which was prevented from traveling to Turin before three cases of positive for coronavirus at his campus, he requested a new date for this appointment.
Napoli had requested in an official letter to the Serie A League the postponement of the match, considering that their trip to Turin was prevented by “force majeure”, but for the league body the rules of the sanitary protocol “are clear “and they do not prevent the regular dispute of the meeting.
The Neapolitan club, which has two players and a staff member positive for coronavirus, confirmed to the EFE agency that it was about to board the plane that would take it to Turin this Saturday when it received the order to remain in isolation in Naples to prevent the risk of contagion.
This order was taken by the Neapolitan Local Sanitary Finance (ASL) after Napoli detected three cases of positive for coronavirus: the players Piotr Zielinski and Elijf Elmas, and a staff member.
But Serie A said in an official statement published this Sunday that, in these situations, the health protocol allows teams to compete with their members negative for coronavirus, as has already happened “more times this season to allow, for example, Torino face Atalanta, Milan play Crotone or Genoa play in Napoli “.
“The Council of the Serie A League has also approved a clear regulation in the event of positives that can lead to the postponement of matches only under certain conditions, which do not occur in the case of Naples,” adds Serie A in its official note .
For example, Serie A clubs that have more than ten players positive for coronavirus have the right to request the postponement of their league match only once per season.
Thus, if Napoli do not attend the match against Juventus at the Allianz Stadium, Serie A will deliver a 3-0 victory to the Turin team.
(With information from EFE)