Olympic alarm, Italy-Switzerland at risk | News

Italy-Switzerland, the match of 12 November decisive for the qualification for the World Cup (with a win or a draw, Roberto Mancini’s Azzurri would mathematically qualify for Qatar 2022), may not play atOlimpico, as instead planned for some time. There is indeed alarm in Figs for the conditions of the pitch and – ANSA learns – in the next few days a series of assessments will be made on the lawn of the Roman stadium, to understand if it will be able to withstand given the close series of football and rugby matches planned precisely in those weeks.

The Rome-Bodo / Glimt Conference League match is scheduled for Thursday 4 November, then on Saturday 6 November there is the Rugby Italia-All Blacks Test Match and on Sunday 7 the championship match between Lazio and Salernitana. At the moment we evaluate the displacement of the race at the Gewiss Arena in Bergamo, but the FIGC specifies that evaluations on other fields will be made anyway only if it is understood that the Olimpico will not be able to guarantee a worthy turf to play such an important game.

The coaches of Rome and Lazio had already complained about the pitch of the Olimpico in recent weeks, José Mourinho and Maurizio Sarri. The Federation and the Sport and Health club will discuss the issue, given the tight deadlines to communicate to UEFA any change of venue.

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