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English Football Season Has Now Been Suspended Until At Least 30 April

English Football Season Has Now Been Suspended Until At Least 30 April

The English football season has now been suspended until at least 30 April due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

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The FA, Premier League, EFL and women's professional game, together with the PFA and LMA met to decide what would happen in the coming weeks following the global pandemic.

A collective statement reads: "We have collectively supported UEFA in postponing EURO 2020 to create space in the calendar to ensure domestic and European club league and cup matches have an increased opportunity to be played and, in doing so, maintain the integrity of each competition.

"The FA's Rules and Regulations state that 'the season shall terminate not later than the 1 June' and 'each competition shall, within the limit laid down by The FA, determine the length of its own playing season'.

"However, The FA's Board has agreed for this limit to be extended indefinitely for the 2019/20 season in relation to Professional Football."

The closed Arsenal Underground Station near the Emirates Stadium. Credit: PA
The closed Arsenal Underground Station near the Emirates Stadium. Credit: PA
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The statement continues: "Additionally, we have collectively agreed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than 30 April.

"The progress of Covid-19 remains unclear and we can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority.

"We will continue to follow Government advice and work collaboratively to keep the situation under review and explore all options available to find ways of resuming the season when the conditions allow.

"We would all like to re-emphasise that our thoughts are with everyone affected by Covid-19."

This announcement follows UEFA's decision to postpone Euro 2020 until next year.

The tournament, which was set to take place this summer, has been moved to a starting date of 11 June 2021, with the intention of allowing countries to finish their domestic seasons following the uncertainty brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

Let's all bring some positivity, support and fun to anyone who might find themselves in isolation as a result of the coronavirus spread. Need some entertainment? Join Isolation Nation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronasupport/

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: uk news, Football, coronavirus, UK Entertainment

Rebecca Shepherd

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