Late start for Serie A in 2014/15
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Serie A will start a little later than usual following next year's FIFA World Cup™, the Italian Football League (Legacalcio) said.

The 2014/15 season will begin on 31 August 2014 and end on 31 May 2015 with a winter break from 21 December and 5 January.

The Italian Supercup will once again be played in Beijing, on 23 August, unless one of the two sides are involved in the preliminary stages of the UEFA Champions League.

This season the league began on 24 August with the final round of matches due to be played on Sunday, 18 May.

The Supercup has been played in Beijing three times since 2009. It has twice been played in the United States, in 1993 and 2003, while the 2002 edition took place in Libya.