Italy boss Giampiero Ventura wants early Serie A start next season to aid plans for Spain World Cup qualifier
Italy coach Giampiero Ventura has asked league officials to start the Serie A season earlier next year to ensure the Azzurri are better prepared for their key World Cup qualifier against Spain.
Spain tops Group G, above Italy on goal difference after four games. The two nations drew 1-1 in October in Turin and the return match is scheduled for September 2.
Only group winners qualify directly for the 2018 World Cup in Russia and this year's Serie A campaign began August 20.
'We're a bit set in our ways, but everyone else starts August 13,' Ventura said. 'It's in the national interest to... read more
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