The Italian football federation (FIGC) admitted on Tuesday that the Serie A season might not finish because of the coronavirus outbreak and put forward several alternatives which included a playoff system to decide the champions and relegation.
The FIGC confirmed in a statement that Serie A would stop until at least April 3 following a government decree issued on Monday as Italy began an unprecedented, nationwide lockdown imposed to slow Europe’s worst outbreak of coronavirus.
It said that its president Gabriele Gravina had put forward three alternatives in case the championship could not be concluded which would be discussed at a meeting on March 23.
One possibility would be to have playoffs to decide the champion and relegation to Serie B, the statement said.
A second would be to declare the current standings to be final — which would result in Juventus winning the title by one point from Lazio — and a third would be to not declare a champion this season.