Italian soccer opens nationwide coaching centre to coronavirus sufferers

FILE PHOTO: Italian Football Federation (FIGC) Chairman Gabriele Gravina speaks to the media in Rome, Italy, November 5, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli/File Photo

Italian soccer bosses confirmed on Thursday the nationwide staff’s coaching centre at Coverciano in Tuscany will likely be made accessible to native authorities for the therapy of coronavirus sufferers.

Italy is now the worldwide epicentre for the illness which now killed 7,503 within the nation and contaminated nearly 75,000.

“Health is of the utmost importance and needs to be protected, which is why the FIGC (Italian Football Federation) is opening the centre in Coverciano to Italians in difficulty,” FIGC President Gabriele Gravina mentioned.

All sport in Italy has been suspended till April 3, and the FIGC chief mentioned he had instructed the Mayor of Florence Dario Nardella that native authorities might use the ability simply outdoors the town.

“We’re not playing football now, to get back to it we need to win the most important match against coronavirus together,” added Gravina.

The centre already hosts a unit of the native Fire Brigade, with the lodge and the auditorium now being made accessible for sufferers receiving therapy.

Coverciano is the place all of Italy’s nationwide soccer groups practice. The Italian Football Museum can be situated on-site.

Known because the ‘University of football’ it additionally hosts high-level coaching programs for coaches and referees and would be the future management centre for VAR (video assistant referee).

In Tuscany, almost 3,000 folks have been contaminated by the virus which has killed 142 regionally.


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