Serie A clubs on strike against protocol

first_imgAt least nine Serie A clubs – including Inter, Milan and Napoli – are refusing to go into a lengthy training retreat from Monday until the medical protocol is changed. Loading… Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Best Car Manufacturers In The World The genuine fear is that if they start training and one person tests positive, the whole season could be cancelled again. According to multiple sources, at least nine Serie A sides – Inter, Milan, Napoli, Fiorentina, Cagliari, Verona, Atalanta, Sampdoria and Genoa – are refusing to go into the training retreat from Monday. They want a change to the medical protocol before they will begin the lockdown approach. The other concern is that the Government is giving itself the option to scrap the campaign or move the date of Serie A fixtures from the provisional June 13.center_img Multiple reports including Sky Sport Italia, La Repubblica and more, all claim this evening that Serie A teams, the Players’ Association and Agents’ Association are rebelling against the protocol that was agreed between the FIGC and the Government this week. Their issues are with the automatic 15-day quarantine for the whole group if just one player or member of staff contracts COVID-19. They want to follow the Bundesliga model, which would only isolate the person who is positive, then blanket test all the others to ensure it has not spread. Group training is due to begin on Monday, which means the only genuine way to ensure no positive tests is to lock players and staff into a non-stop training retreat until the end of the season. Not only is this asking a great deal of them, but in the case of some clubs, it is impossible to do. Inter director Beppe Marotta complained to La Repubblica this evening that the protocol is “impracticable and senseless,” as their ground only has 27 rooms. “I don’t wish to cause controversy, but with the rules as they stand, we are simply not able to stage a training retreat. We ask that they are changed, or we have no other alternative.” Read Also: Messi reveals his top five best players in world football The FIGC is now under pressure to change the medical protocol that it had agreed to only a couple of days ago. Club medics complain they were not even consulted when the protocol was signed off with the Government and its technical committee (CTS). FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Men’s volleyball takes two of three in its first tournament of the season

first_imgThe Trojans traveled to Honolulu over the weekend, kicking off their 50th season with two victories and one loss at the Hawaiian Airlines Rainbow Warrior Classic. The tournament began on Thursday with a 3-0 victory over the Concordia University Eagles. Redshirt senior captain Jack Wyett and senior captain Gianluca Grasso led the offense with 15 and 10 kills, respectively. Senior outside hitter Ryan Moss and redshirt sophomore setter Matt Faraimo contributed eight and seven kills, respectively. “When you’re in an environment like that with thousands of people, you can get the jitters a little bit, and that was our first real test of the year,” Douglas said. “They were really good. I don’t think we were able to match their level of execution, but it was the first tournament of the season, and we have a long way to go.” Senior outside hitter Gianluca Grasso led the team with 10 kills and two aces against Hawaii on Saturday. (Ling Luo/Daily Trojan) Despite the loss, Douglas said he thought the team did well facing a hostile crowd. The Trojans are now 2-1 for the season. They will travel to Lebanon, Tenn., this weekend to compete in the Off The Block Grow the Game Challenge. On Friday, they take on Lincoln Memorial at 5 p.m. PST.  On Saturday, they will face Barton at 2:30 p.m. PST. On Sunday, they play Lindenwood at 2:30 p.m. PST. All games will be available to stream on the Cumberland Sports Network. “I thought we did a good job sticking together in a foreign environment with not many fans rooting for us,” he said. “We had to really galvanize, make sure we were there for each other and be engaged the whole time.” The momentum continued on Friday as the Trojans defeated the New Jersey Institute Highlanders 3-1 in a 25-17, 24-26, 25-23, 25-15 match. Moss led the offense with 15 kills and contributed significantly on defense with eight digs and four blocks. Sophomore setter Chris Hall and sophomore libero Cole Paxson each had nine digs of their own.center_img Despite wins on Thursday and Friday, USC fell to No. 4 Hawaii on Saturday in a 12-25, 23-25, 16-25 match. Junior opposite Rado Parapunov and senior outside hitter/opposite Stijn Van Tilburg led the Warriors with 16 and 15 kills, respectively. Beyond that, the Trojans spent a lot of time in the week leading up to the tournament scouting their opponents and preparing accordingly. When it came time to execute, coaches emphasized that the team’s effort would pay off. “We worked extremely hard all off-season and all preseason, so they let us know that we were ready to go, we deserved to be out there and to give it all we have,” Douglas said. Grasso led the Trojan offense with 10 kills and two aces, while Douglas led the defense with 11 digs. USC put up a strong fight throughout the match and managed to pick up a 10-9 lead in the second set. The Warriors pulled ahead again before the Trojans narrowed the margin back to 23-22, but ultimately let it slip to a 25-23 set. The Trojans maintained strong leads in each of the three sets against the Eagles with scores of 25-14, 25-18, 25-14. USC will see Concordia again later in the season in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference play. Because it was the first tournament of the season, the Trojans focused on team building. Senior libero Matt Douglas said the weekend was an opportunity for upperclassmen to teach their younger teammates “how to conduct business on and off the court.” last_img read more

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