Coronavirus: UEFA Gives Date To Resume Suspended Premier League, Other Leagues

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Europe’s football governing body, the Union of European Football Association (UEFA) has concluded plans to resume suspended football leagues across Europe, Naija News understands.

It is understood that UEFA is considering resuming league games around July and August as it continues to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across the countries.

Previously, football games across the continent and indeed the world have been suspended due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

However, a report by Football London, has it that UEFA has proposed to resume the 2019/20 football season around July and August in a letter sent to all members across Europe.

The letter reads: “We are confident that football can restart in the months to come with conditions that will be dictated by public authorities and believe that any decision of abandoning domestic tournaments is, at this stage, premature and not justified.

“Their work is now focusing on scenarios encompassing the months of July and August, including the possibility that the UEFA tournaments restart after the completion of domestic leagues.

“A joint management of calendars is firmly needed as the conclusion of the current season must be coordinated with the start of the new season, which may be partly impacted because of the overstretch.

“Following the development of the current situation (Coronavirus), the calendar working group will indicate as soon as possible, and preferably by mid-May, which of the plans can be enacted for the completion of the season without leaving anyone behind.

“Because participation in UEFA club competitions is determined by the sporting result achieved at the end of full domestic competition, a premature termination would cast doubts about the fulfillment of such condition.”

On Wednesday, UEFA announced its decision to suspend Champions League, Europa League, and European qualifiers until further notice as it continues to monitor the coronavirus impact.

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