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Europe’s Top League Update From Coronavirus Suspension

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It has been months since Coronavirus hit the world so hard. Every aspects of this life is affected. Sporting events are cancelled. Office workers are forced to work at their home, and  so does football players. They are forced to take a break which means all football events are suspended, til now.

Football is suspended across most of Europe because of the continued spread of coronavirus.  The game in England is suspended indefinitely and, while Premier League clubs are committed to finishing the campaign, there is unlikely to be a resumption any time soon to a top-flight season that still has nine rounds of fixtures to play.

French Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 seasons will not resume, following the Netherlands abandoning the Eredivisie season last week. Belgium’s Pro-League has cancelled its season, although the decision to ratify this is still pending.

The Bundesliga will have to wait another week to find out about a possible restart date as the government has delayed a decision over resumption until 6 May. Germany’s top flight was suspended on 13 March, until at least 30 April, with most sides having nine games still to play and Bayern top, four points clear of Borussia Dortmund.

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Spain has announced a four-phase plan to lift the country’s stringent lockdown and, during ‘phase zero’ from 4-11 May, professional sports leagues can go back to training.  Speaking in early April, La Liga president Javier Tebas said a resumption on 28 May was the best-case scenario.  Early June has been touted as a potential restart date for La Liga but nothing has been confirmed.

Serie A sides will be allowed to return to individual training on 4 May and team training on 18 May after the Italian prime minister announced the first steps in lifting the country’s coronavirus lockdown.  Serie A was suspended on 9 March, with 12 full rounds and four outstanding fixtures still to play. Juventus are top, a point ahead of Lazio.

It remains to be seen whether football world that we all know about will return to its normal state even after the pandemic period is over.

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