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FA and Premier League make plans about completing the season

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The FA, Premier League and English Football League are presently planning to complete the 2019/20 season behind closed doors over a period of four to six weeks in the restart in July.

All focus is on finishing the season and avoiding the potential consequences of an unfinished competition, including hundreds of millions of pounds in lost revenue for clubs.

Matches are now suspended until at least April 30, but the is expected to be further postponements, with problems over insurance and player safety likely to stop any matches taking place until the pandemic is over.

According to, Premier League clubs are yet to hear a firm proposal from the governing bodies on what future holds, but they understand that nobody knows when football in the country will be able to restart.

In a conference call between the three governing bodies and the government on Saturday, the plan was reached to complete the season in July, with games to take place behind closed doors over a period of four to six weeks unless the situation gets bad in the UK.

There will be some allowances made to try and help players and clubs cope with what would essentially be an extended 2020/21 season.

Those measures could include cancelling cup replays, or even potentially elminating the League Cup and EFL Trophy.

The next Premier League meeting is set to take place on Friday, where clubs could be told about a potential starting date.


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