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Coronavirus: Can the Premier League restart on June 8th?

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June 1, 2020 7:30 pm

Coronavirus Premier League

The Times reported on that English football authorities are considering resuming the Premier League 2019/20 season on June 8th. All behind closed doors and with strict health measures.   

The aim is to end the season on July 27th, leaving the field open for the European Cups. The English Premier League, suspended since March 13th due to the Covid-19 epidemic, could resume on June 8th. The Times reported that earlier this month. According to the British newspaper, the English football authorities and other sports bodies have been in discussions with the British government to find out when they can resume, but only on “authorized pitches”.

The matches would take place behind closed doors, with a maximum of 400 people allowed. This would include journalists, who tested negative for coronavirus. All this would take place in pre-selected stadiums to limit the use of medical services. A total of 92 matches remain in the current English Premier League season.

Numerous measures, such as barriers to ensure better social distancing, additional changing rooms and more, are being set up accordingly. While players might have to warm up individually. The aim is to end the season on July 27th, to make way for the European Cups. Which could then take place in August. As for the 2020-21 season, it could be starting on August 22nd but is yet to be confirmed.

Elsewhere in Europe, the Bundesliga has just restarted. Having resumed training in recent weeks, the German football league restarted last weekend. The authorities gave the go-ahead earlier. In France, the “Ligue de Football Professionnel” (LFP) office said that it would provide full medical check-ups for the players. With a view to a return to training and a restart of Ligue 1 in mid-June.

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