Leagues are looking for ways to resume play safe


German Bundesliga will be the first major European football league to return to action next week after being suspended in March as the spread of coronavirus across the continent.

The pandemic has claimed nearly 150,000 lives europe, but some countries cautiously begin to ease controls domesticated

AFP Sport looks at the progress made in the best European leagues.


the German league announced Wednesday that the Bundesliga will resume on May 15.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and leaders State gave earlier Bundesliga green light to restart behind closed doors under a plan that includes regular testing ofplayers. The authorization was granted provided that strict rules are followed – with HYGIofficier ene named to each team -. to avoid contagion of the virus

To date, clubs in the top two divisions gave 10 positive results for coronavirus 1.724 trials since training resumed. Three of the cases were in Cologne and two of Borussia Mönchengladbach.


Premier League clubs reiterated their commitment last week to finish on the season restrictions being lifted in Britain, although players including Sergio Aguero Manchester City have expressed reservations about the plan.

the English top flight is facing a lossestimated about 1 billion pounds ($ 1.25 billion) if the season can not be completed. Plans to stage the last 92 games behind closed doors would have up to 10 neutrelieux, mitigate the financial damage.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson should clarify the provisions of how Britain will leave lockdown Sunday before the next meeting of the Premier League to discuss the restart plan takes place one day later.

Premier League leaders have targeted a return to action in June and several clubs have reopened their training grounds for players to use on an individual basis.

a large amount of testing would be needed from for the players, thees coaches and backroom staff.

However, the relegation of clubs are reported against the neutral venue plan, some said they were prepared to vote against the “restart project. “Premier League


The La Liga players began to return to theiclubs r to undergo coronavirus test the teams considering return to limited training before the proposed resumption of the season next month.

The first of a four-escalation phase program announced by the Spanish Government last week will allow players to train alone first, with a maximum of six players allowed on the field.

the La Liga program will allow p Trainingetits groups before returning to the main sessions of the team.

in the fourth and final phase, in early June, the government said external events can move forward when in the presence of less than 400 people.

The Liga has finished his season behind closed doors, with games restarting in mid-June

League president Javier Tebas said “it is not an option” to cancel merfils given the economic benefits, saying it would cost the club around 1 billion euros (1 , 08 billion dollars).


The players in a number of Italian clubs including champions Juventus, receive individual training returnLEMENT after receiving the green light from the Ministry of interior.

Despite the players being allowed to return to the club facilities two weeks ahead of schedule and under control of the health minister Vincenzo Spadafora sports cautioned group training should wait until ‘May 18

Cristiano Ronaldo will observe a quarantine period of 14 days after his return to Italy after two months of detention in Portugal.

It remains certain that the games can restart with Spadafora saying “it is impossible to set a date. “

Officially, the 20 Serie A teams have unanimously backed a comeback, despite the club reserves such as Brescia and Turin, in northern Italy, which has been particularly hard hit by the pandemic.

A meeting is scheduled for Thursday between the Italian Football Federation and members of the Technical Scientific Committee of the Government to discuss the medical protocol for the resumption of the formation of the group.


Paris Saint-Germain were named Ligue 1 champions after the football league in France said the coronavirus successful season April 30

the announcement was made after Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said that “professional sports leagues, including football, can not restart” because of the pandemic.

“There is no ambiguity on this statement. We had beCare to take a final decision on this season. We recognize that the 2019-20 season is over, “said Nathalie Boy LFP president of the Tour.

The LFP organized a final table on the basis of the average points per game. Ten rounds of matches remained when the campaign was interrupted.
Toulouse and Amiens, the bottom two were condemned to relegation, with Lorient, as champions, and Lens upcoming League 2. Promotion and relegation playoffs usual, meanwhile were abandoned.

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