Italy wants a break in the Championship before its World Cup play-off at the end of March

The Italian Football Federation said on Monday it would like to postpone the Serie A matchday scheduled before the qualifying play-offs for the 2022 World Cup (in Qatar) at the end of March, so that coach Roberto Mancini has more time with his players before this important meeting. “We have asked for the dismissal and we hope that the League can concede Mancini for a few more days. It would be another dark page if Italy didn’t qualify. »after having already missed the World Cup in 2018, indicated the president of the Federation (FIGC) on Rai Radio Uno.

The European champions in title Italy, forced to go through the play-offs after being overtaken by Switzerland in their qualifying group, will meet North Macedonia on March 24 in Palermo then, if successful, Portugal or Turkey on March 29 away. The Federation would like the postponement of the 30th day of Serie A scheduled for the weekend of March 19 and 20.

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