One month after the end of last season, the A league is preparing to officially kick off the season 2022/23. It is an extraordinary start, dictated by the need to speed up the times in view of a completely incandescent summer departure. THE World Cup winter in Qatar have completely upset the normal programming of the top flight, which in a few days will reveal the complete calendar of the twenty participating clubs.
It will be an anomalous draw for the 2022/23 season. In order to allow the teams to be able to organize a season with infernal rhythms and many commitments, the League has decided to anticipate the definition of the new calendar. Only for this occasion, at the moment, the draw will not be held as usual in July, but will see their cards unveiled at the end of June. Next Friday 24 June the leaders of the Federation and the representatives of the Italian clubs will meet to find out what will be the appointments of each club from the month of August to follow. The start of the occasion ceremony is scheduled for 12:00following the definition of the calendar.
It will be very easy to attend the Serie A 2022/23 calendar definition ceremony. The event will be broadcast in live streaming and on TV DAZN, the platform that holds the rights of the Italian top league until 2024. For non-subscribers, however, there will still be the possibility not to miss anything. The draw will also be broadcast on the YouTube portal of the Serie A Leaguewhich starting from 12:00 will allow those who want to watch live programming on their own channel.
If the expectation of discovering the various pairings is great, that of discovering when they will play in the league has already been dampened. In recent weeks, the League has already announced what the Serie A 2022/23 program will be, between a fiery August and a divided winter.
The championship will officially start on the weekend of August 14 and will continue with his weekly appointments until September 18thallowing himself the first midweek shift on Wednesday August 31. After the first national break from 19 and 27 September, when the European teams will take the field for the last two rounds of the Nations League groups, the championship will return to 2nd October and will not find stops (indeed, there will be the second midweek seasonal shift on November 9th) until November 13. Only after this last round will Serie A stop for the World Cup in Qatar (a provision dedicated, however, only to the top flight, while Serie B and Serie C should safely continue to play), with the clubs that will be called to let go their members to respond to the calls of their national team.
After the World Cup and the short winter break behind us, Serie A will return to the field a January with five matches: those of 4, 8, 15, 22 and 29 (first day of the second round). Starting from February will be played regularly on weekends of the month, stopping for the second and final national stop between 20 and 28 March. April e maggio (3 May last midweek round) will not see any interruptions in the march, so as to allow the championship to end between 3 and 4 June 2023.
The official date of the Super Cup between Inter and Milan. The initial idea was to schedule the match before the start of the championship, but as the weeks went by, the possibility of keeping the final in January became more and more popular. Updates are expected in the coming days.
There is no doubt about the choice to continue or not with the asymmetry of the calendar between the first and second rounds. “The asymmetrical calendar has worked and will be revived. It is a tool that allows greater flexibility and will be even more necessary next year with the winter World Cup: the European cups will be compressed in the calendar and the top teams will not meet in those weeks. The asymmetrical calendar allows you to insert interesting matches in every weekend “. In this way, the managing director of Lega Serie A, Luigi De Siervo, officially confirmed in recent weeks the use of him in the next season, canceling any rumor about him.
The criteria for the compilation of the championship, pending the official confirmation of the League, should not be subject to sensational changes.
As usual, the appointments as scheduled in the last season cannot be repeated (same game on the same day, with the same home / away order). Furthermore, on the first day, they will not be able to compete derby and they will not be able to meet, regardless of the home / away order, clubs that have already met on the first day of the two previous championships – the rule is also applied to the last Serie A round.
It will keep, except in cases of force majeure, alternation between home and away matches. A club will be allowed to play two consecutive matches either at home or away (at, therefore, the same structure) only on the occasion in which the match pair is divided into one at home and the other away. Furthermore, given the asymmetrical calendar, a match will not have its return until another 8 matches have been played.
Even in Europe, the rules remain strict. The clubs participating in the Champions League (Milan, Inter, Juventus, Napoli) they cannot be drawn with clubs participating in the Europa League (Lazio and Rome) e alla Conference League (Fiorentina) in the days following a Europa League / Conference League round. In the event of midweek rounds, however, the derbies of Milan, Turin, Rome, the Tuscan and Campania ones cannot be played, as well as the matches between Atalanta, Inter, Juventus, Lazio, Milan, Naples and Rome.
The most awaited news of the event, however, will be the official or otherwise of the introduction of the play-off at the end of the championship. The Lega Council strongly wanted its reintroduction, but only in two specific cases: with finish on equal points between two teams involved in the fight for the championship or for salvation. Nothing would change, therefore, for the clubs fighting for a place in the European cups or for a more dignified position in the standings, where the detached standings will still apply. The confirmation of this return in the regulatory field will come during next Thursday’s event, when it will be discovered if the FIGC has ratified the much desired novelty by Lega Serie A.
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