Soccer-Serie A season to start on Sept. 19

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The next Serie A season will start on Sept. 19, one week later than originally planned, the Italian league said in a statement on Monday.

Aug 3 (Reuters) - The next Serie A season will start on Sept. 19, one week later than originally planned, the Italian league said in a statement on Monday.

The league said the decision "confirms the preference already expressed ... by the majority of the clubs in a meeting dedicated to this topic."

The 2019-2020 season ended on Sunday, having been interrupted for three months between March and June by of the coronavirus pandemic.

There will also be a shorter Christmas break than usual and matches will be played on both Jan. 3 and Jan. 6.

(Writing by Brian, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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