13 October 2020
Tests will only be carried out 48 hours before matches. Gravina: “Another important goal achieved”Minister for Sport and Youth Policies Spadafora: "I'd like to thank the Technical and Scientific Committee who have approved our proposal to reduce the number of tests"
Friday, September 25, 2020
Tests will now only be carried out 48 hours before matches. A decision that was welcomed by FIGC President Gabriele Gravina as “another important goal achieved.”
The news was confirmed in a statement from the Minister for Sport and Youth Policies, Vincenzo Spadafora, who stated “I’ve just informed President Gravina that the Scientific and Technical Committee have accepted our proposal to reduce testing, going even further than the FIGC had proposed. From today, in fact, as had already been decided for international competitions, players will only be tested in the 48 hours preceding competitive fixtures."
Meanwhile, President Gravina underscored the importance of this decision: “I would like to thank Minister Spadafora and his Department, to whom we sent a proposal that the world of professional football has been anticipating for quite some time. We’ve achieved another goal of ours, and now there’s only one piece missing from the puzzle to get this restart over the line. Working together with the relevant institutions, I am sure that we can get this done."