Serie C, breakthrough coming: the Italian Cup final with Var
Serie C: there will be Var in the Italian Cup final
For the first time in history, the Coppa Italia final of Serie C will have VAR. This was announced by Lega Pro President Matteo Marani at the Lega Pro Board meeting. “The Coppa Italia of Serie C is a tournament that has great prestige, historical appeal and allows direct access to the first round of the national playoff phase of the championship. Technology will be of great support to our referees in awarding this important trophy. We would like to thank FIGC president Gabriele Gravina, the AIA and CAN for their support and sharing of this initiative, which sees the Lega Pro increasingly looking to the future. The first leg match between Juventus NG and Vicenza will be played, on March 2 at 8:30 p.m., in the prestigious setting of the Allianz Stadium” in Turin.
The first Board of Directors following its inauguration last Feb. 9 was composed of President Matteo Marani, Deputy Vice President Gianfranco Zola, Vice President Giovanni Spezzaferri, and board members Alessandra Bianchi, Carmelo Salerno, Antonio Magrì, Patrizia Testa and Andrea Langella.
There was broad agreement in the Board of Directors with respect to future strategic goals, starting with the issue of economic and financial sustainability. In particular, President Marani addressed the issue of audiovisual rights season 2023/24 and production. Permanent working tables have also been set up that will see the participation of club representatives. The topics will be: youth soccer, marketing and commercial, administration and finance, competitions and reforms, social communication and territory, infrastructure and local authorities.
“I am very satisfied with our group, the clubs are united and fully share the process of consolidation and sustainability that we are creating. “Let’s ‘network’ together because the clubs have to lead this experience. The permanent tables will be something practical and not theoretical. Within the clubs there are people who can make an important contribution,” says Lega Pro President Matteo Marani.