BrandArena: Serie A Top-tier May Take Competitive Matches Abroad

Tuesday 14 April 2015

Serie A Top-tier May Take Competitive Matches Abroad

Stakeholders of Italian club football are considering the possibility of staging competitive games abroad.

However, despite having confirmed reports that Serie A is in talks over the possibility of playing games abroad, Maurizio Beretta, president of Lega Serie A, did not state when or where games could take place.

He said the proposal for playing games abroad is a “complex” idea and no decision has been made by league bosses.

Beretta said: “We assume that there is significant potential for the promotion and enhancement of our international competitions. We can explore many solutions; today we have begun to consider the benefits of what could be a useful idea to promote Italian football abroad, although on the other hand you have to consider compatibility and organisational complexity.”

AC Milan and Napoli have both claimed to have been contacted by the league in recent weeks over the potential of playing Serie A matches overseas as early as next season. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis told Radio Kiss Kiss that the plans include the possibility of playing the opening round of the 2015-16 Serie A season in 10 different foreign cities.

If the move were to go ahead, it would serve as an extension of Serie A’s policy over its Supercoppa Italiana, which has been staged in various foreign cities in recent years. The 2014 competition took place in Doha, Qatar, while the Supercoppa was held in Beijing in 2009, 2011 and 2012; New York in 2003; the Libyan capital of Tripoli in 2002 and Washington D.C. in 1993.

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