It is official since Thursday evening. After Germany, Spain and England, Italy, has in turn set the date of revision for the football championship, it will be on June 20 for the Series, the first Italian division.Players of Juventus Turin and Milan, in the empty stadium of fans in Turin on march 8, 2020. (VINCENZO PINTO / AFP)
The government of Giuseppe Conte gave its approval Thursday, may 28, for the recovery of the Italian championship. The Series a Has the equivalent of League 1, will return on June 20. And in a country with a very proven by the epidemic of coronavirus, this means a lot even if it is very suspicious. Reporting to Turin, with the “tifosi adores”, of the Italian fans.
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Turin, in the north of the country, is one of the homes major of the disease in Italy. Its crazy football, who had not hesitated to come in numbers to support their team of the Juventus, Lyon had caused the controversy at the end of February. Then talk about football and recovery, finally, a championship off since march 9, with Andrea, a supporter of the “Juve” met at the club shop, it is to seize the importance of the new, that goes beyond the sport : “football, the world does not love, necessarily, that, even here, in Italy. But you always have a group of friends who goes to the game or who plays. And you find yourself in the world, it is a way to be together. There are those who come only for the company, the atmosphere.”
Yet, surprisingly, no cry of joy or enthusiasm surjoué, so that one could think it symbolised a return to life. Bruno calms all the passions : “of course it is important, that it is a symbol. The football I miss, that’s for sure. I miss so much, then it is okay. But personally, I would have preferred that we look at a little less than the economic aspect, and that one focuses a little more on the safety of the people. There, when the same contacts, they are close to each other. I don’t know, I find that odd. There are more important today than saving the championship.”
The return of football overshadowed by the health crisis
In Turin, there is this impression that the city is in an in-between. The image of the club shop which sells masks in the likeness of the “Juve” but that doesn’t display them in his shop window.
The Allianz Stadium, close to Turin, still deserted, prepares it gently to the resumption of football in Italy. (FANNY LECHEVESTRIER / RADIO FRANCE)
A few kilometres from the centre, the Allianz Stadium, the site of the “Juve”, is getting a beauty but discreetly, again. Three officers from the city remove by hand the weeds that have pushed on the square. The image makes you smile, but it is indicative of a life which takes up very, very gently.
The football is now secondary to Turin. The information that A, is that for the first time on Thursday, the Turin region, in Piedmont, has recorded no deaths linked to the coronavirus.
Turin, a city very affected by the epidemic, coronaviruses, still bears the scars and always displays messages of support. (FANNY LECHEVESTRIER / RADIO FRANCE)
The football and real life, said Gilali, this is when the supporters will be able to return in stages. For the moment, we only talk about behind closed doors. “This is not football, she says, there is no championship without fans and no players without spectators. It is sad”.
About France and the fact that his championship, he will not, no tifoso cannot be judged or even laughed at.