Serie A might lose more than €700 million (£628m/$769m) in revenue if plans to restart the league fails, Italian Football Federation [FIGC] president, Gabriele Gravina has said.
Gravina recently revealed that the job of the federation is to get football running again and avoid the economic crisis that can befall Italian football.
According to him, football in Italy involves circa 100,000 employees and generates revenue for the state so it is very important for the sport to return.
He added that football coming back will also be safe for footballers because safety measures are in place to guarantee that.
His words, “The job of the federation is to get football running again and prevent the economic crisis irreparably damaging Italian passion for the sport,”
“We worked with determination to ensure Italy as a country gets back on its feet, including football, which is an important working sector that involves circa 100,000 employees and generates revenue for the state.
“We’ve worked incessantly with minister for sport Vincenzo Spadafora, the minister for economy and Finance Roberto Gualtieri and minister for health Roberto Speranza, to create secure conditions for professional football to resume.
“This is because only by returning to the pitch can we stop the collapse of revenue which in the short-term would otherwise be over €700m. More than €500m has already been lost to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.”
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