Coronavirus: FIGC welcomes Juventus stance on refusing Scudetto
Juventus are not looking to capitalise on the coronavirus pandemic and claim the Serie A title, according to the FIGC.
Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Gabriele Gravina appeared to confirm Juventus have no interest in being prematurely awarded the Serie A title in a move he welcomed.
The season has been suspended and a tense tussle for the Scudetto put on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic.
As leagues across the sporting world seek resolutions to ongoing campaigns, one suggestion has been for leading clubs to be given the championship.
Juve, who have won eight straight titles, would stand to gain in that situation, holding a one-point advantage over second-placed Lazio with 12 games remaining.
But amid reports the Bianconeri would not be interested in taking the Scudetto by default, FIGC boss Gravina supported their stance.
"Only the FIGC can [award the title]," he told La Repubblica.
"But Juventus' position is appreciated. For me, too, the Scudetto is won on the field."
22 - #OnThisDay in 1998, Alessandro Del Piero scored his 20th Champions League goal in his 26th appearance - only Harry Kane has reached this milestone in fewer games (24) in the history of the competition. PhenomenAlex. @juventusfc#15April #UCLClassics pic.twitter.com/ZG4aQMdySi— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) April 15, 2020
Gravina has encouraged talk of completing the season rather than finding an alternative, saying FIFA has "paved the way" by clearing the calendar in the coming months.
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