Coronavirus: Football in England has been suspended by the FA until at least 30th April, with the rising spread of Coronavirus in Europe.
The English Football Association has decided to suspend all football activities at the professional level until at least 30th April with the concerns regarding the Coronavirus spread.
The FA released a statement on its official website informing about the decision made. “Our board has agreed to extend the 2019-20 professional football season indefinitely, with leagues and competitions now suspended until at least 30 April.”
It also mentioned that the association has also agreed to extend the deadline of June 1 indefinitely to complete the season, since the spread of COVID-19 has compelled to suspend all activities.
Earlier the FA suspended the league till April 3, but with Coronavirus’ spread being unknown, the association has decided to take this action according to the statement.
“We will continue to follow Government advice and work collaboratively to keep the situation under review and explore all options available to find ways of resuming the season when the conditions allow.” the statement further read.
Our board has agreed to extend the 2019-20 professional football season indefinitely, with leagues and competitions now suspended until at least 30 April.https://t.co/tVh1EadOta
— The FA (@FA) March 19, 2020
So far, 9 game-weeks are still left in the Premier League before the league got suspended, stirring controversies over the completion of the season.
Moreover, the English FA has also expressed its support to the UEFA for postponing the Euro to 2021, so that all the professional leagues can complete their seasons.
The football community in England has come out strong to tackle the spread of COVID-19. Chelsea’s owner Roman Abramovich allowed NHS staff to use his team hotel.
The same was soon declared by Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, who gave their two hotels to NHS staff in Manchester and gave the paid leaves to the staff.