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Inter to allow first-team players to train at its training centre

Source: ANI
May 04, 2020 10:15 IST
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Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku celebrates on scoring. (Image used for representative purposes).

IMAGE: Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku celebrates on scoring. (Image used for representative purposes). Photograph: Daniele Mascolo/Reuters

Inter Milan on Sunday announced its plan to return to training saying that the first-team players will be allowed to make use of its training centre for 'individual activities'.

The government has allowed players to start individual training from Monday, however, team training will not resume until May 18.

"In light of the circular issued by the Ministry of the Interior on Sunday 3 May, one which foresees the possibility of athletes involved in team sports to train individually at their respective sports centres in compliance with social distancing rules, FC Internazionale Milano announces that the Club's First Team players will, on a voluntary basis, be able to make use of the pitches at the Suning Training Centre in Appiano Gentile over the coming days for individual activities," the club said in a statement.

 

"The resumption of competitive activities will be determined and communicated as soon as the relevant regulatory framework is finalised. All the other areas of the centre will remain closed with the exception of the on-site health and technical facility, which is required to ensure a safe environment and safeguard the athletes," the statement added.

Although players have been allowed to start individual training, Italian Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said it is too early to talk about the resumption of football season.

"I read strange things around but nothing has changed compared to what I have always said about football -- the teams' training will not resume before May 18 and it is early now to talk about the resumption of the championship," Spadafora wrote in Italian in a Facebook post on Sunday.

"Now excuse me, but I am back to take care of all other sports and sports centres (gyms, dance centres, swimming pools, etc) that need to reopen as soon as possible!" he said.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced organisers across the globe to either postpone or cancel all sporting events. Serie A has been suspended since March because of the deadly virus.

Moreover, Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) on Thursday put an end to the 2019-2020 football season, with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) being declared Ligue 1 champions.

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