(ANSA) – ROME, JUN 28 – A few days before the introduction of professionalism in the top women’s football championship, an epochal turning point that will officially kick off on Friday 1 July with the start of the 2022/23 sports season, the Federal Council of the FIGC has made official the dates on which the three championships organized by the women’s football division will start: Serie A will start on Saturday 27 August, while Serie B and the Primavera Championship will start on Sunday 18 September. Dates aside, there are also the change in the format of Serie A, the Primavera Championship and the Super Cup and the increase of teams, from 14 to 16, in Serie B.
Serie A will be structured around ten teams and will take place in two phases. The first includes home and away matches, for a total of 18 days. In the second, the first five will access a championship title, with the title of Italian champion and access to the Champions League (first and second); the last 5 will face each other in a poule salvation: the last one relegates to Serie B and the penultimate will have to play for salvation in a play-out match against the second in the cadet championship. The 5 teams of each poule will face each other in an Italian group, with home and away matches. In total, the days go from 22 to 28, and in the second phase an increase in the technical level is expected.
The formula of the Super Cup in a single race has been restored in place of the Final Four. As for the Primavera, there will be the establishment of two different categories, which will take place in the Italian style and between them there will be a relegation and promotion mechanism. (HANDLE).