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Serie A’s Four Day Football Week

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Milan vice president Adriano Galliani has subscribed to the idea of having Serie A fixtures spread over a four-day week.

Reports around the peninsula on Wednesday claimed the Lega Calcio are planning to revise the Calcio calendar from next season, with designs to stage fixtures on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Lega president Maurizio Berretta then confirmed the reports, saying there were some plans to rejig the schedules.

Galliani has now backed the plan. He believes it will bring advantages on every level, starting on the field. The Italian claims the proposals would allow teams in Europe to flex their muscles more given the extra day of rest and preparation they would earn by playing on a Friday.

“It’s a project that will certainly be passed,” the Milan chief told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“It doesn’t have anything that indicates the contrary, everyone will be a winner. The revolution was born out of the idea that we must wake up and be more competitive in Europe.

“It’s fundamental to keep Germany away from us in the UEFA ranking if we want to keep four places in the Champions League.

“In Germany and France they play games on the Friday and we have to do the same. On Fridays the teams who have Tuesday fixtures in Europe would play. Those who play on Saturday would be involved in Wednesday fixtures.”

Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com

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