Resuming Dates For Top European Leagues
England – Premier League
The Premier League will hold further talks this week, as it targets a return behind closed doors in June.
The position of the EFL remains unchanged in that the priority is to resume the 2019-20 season as soon as it is possible, with matches only returning at an appropriate point and based on guidance from the relevant authorities.
National League clubs have voted in favour of ending the 2019/20 at its current point and cancelling all remaining fixtures.
Scotland – Premiership
An April vote has already ruled the end of the season for all leagues below the Premiership and the SPFL now has the power to terminate the top flight, with the next meeting set for May 12.
Championship, League One & League Two
Dundee voted yes to the SPFL resolution last month, which resulted in the seasons in the Scottish Championship, League One and League Two ending.
Italy – Serie A
The Italian government has allowed sports teams to resume individual training from May 4, while group sessions are set to be allowed from May 18 with a view to Serie A potentially resuming in June.
Spain – La Liga
Similarly to Italy, sports teams in Spain can resume individual training from May 4 and group sessions from May 11 with Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez hoping La Liga can resume “soon” behind closed doors.
France – Ligue 1
Paris Saint-Germain have been awarded the Ligue 1 title after the season was ended amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Germany – Bundesliga
The Bundesliga could be given the green light for a return on Wednesday with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel set to announce a start date.
Netherlands – Eredivisie
The Dutch Eredivisie season has been ended with immediate effect, meaning league leaders Ajax have been denied the title. There will also be no promotion to the Dutch Eredivisie or relegation from the top flight, following an agreement reached over a video conference call between the Dutch FA (KNVB) and clubs.
Belgium – Pro League
The door remains open for a possible resumption with confirmation that the vote on cancelling the season will now take place on May 4. Belgium had previously become the first league to call off the remainder of the season, naming Club Brugge champions, but that decision remains unratified for now.
Portugal – Primeira Liga
The Portuguese League has drawn up provisional plans to complete the current season by the end of July.
Source: Sky sports