It is one of the 4 games skipped in A: the bianconeri (9 positive) also blocked for Atalanta and so Pozzo sells Samir to Watford
UDINE. The last “theater” of the twentieth day of Serie A, that of Florence, opens its doors shortly after seven and a half in the evening, when the viola take to the field for the warm-up – a useless warm-up – and is the last of four games that as many ASLs decided that they should not be played, thanks to the situation of Covid infections within the team groups.
It had happened first at lunchtime also in Bologna, where leaders Inter showed up on the pitch to play, and then gradually to Bergamo, where Atalanta waited in vain for Turin, and to Salerno, which hosted Venezia in a Arechi without hosts and but with (some) fans in the stands.
The last stop at the Artemio Franchi stadium for a textbook performance. Training list delivered by Fiorentina to the referee (without the new signing Ikoné, among other things) and Mr. Fourneau who at 20.45 puts the whistle in his mouth to start the contest (which is not there) and now the trocar decides to do the same to end the match, after having ascertained the non-arrival of Udinese, reported in the referees report which was forwarded to the sports judge Mastrandrea.
It will be he who will have to take the next step, decide on a 3-0 at the table which would then lead to the obvious appeal of the Juventus club which, for its part, could not help but take note of the communications from the Central Friuli University Health Authority after the 11 positivity on the eve between players (9) and staff members (2).
The Prevention Department was clear in dictating the measures: “Quarantine or self-surveillance from 5 to 9 January 2022 based on the respective vaccinations” and, for all, “ban on playing contact team sports“.
For this reason Udinese immediately forwarded to the Lega Serie A the request – not accepted – to postpone the match in Florence and next Sunday against Atalanta, the last day of “seclusion”, given that the Bianconeri will be able to perform only individual workouts.
In short, if everything goes smoothly, Udinese will return to the field only on Saturday 15 in Turin, against Juventus, so much so that yesterday the club has already given the green light to the sale of Samir to Watford (he signed a three-year deal), a deal that was was tackled in the days before the outbreak of infections with the Brazilian forced to return hastily from London to lend a hand to the black and white squad, undermined by absences.
For the counterpart that Gino Pozzo will decide to send to Udine (Nkoulou and Kabasele are two hypotheses), we will see in the coming weeks, when the Bianconeri will have to live with the psychological distress of being approached by the fighting opponents behind, albeit with three games ( the one with Salernitana as well as Fiorentina and Atalanta) to be recovered: since yesterday the third last place of Cagliari is at -7.