SportsEPL Resumes Top Flight Football after a 100-Day Break

    EPL Resumes Top Flight Football after a 100-Day Break

    The English Premier League, better still called the EPL, is the highest level of all the soccer leagues within the English football league.

    The EPL enjoys a massive viewership across various channels globally from fans who say they derive a lot of fun watching the league.

    Super Sports reports that English Premier League sides on Thursday decided to resume the 2019/2020 season on June 17, on the grounds that that everything needed for safety is fully provided to control the infection rate of the coronavirus pandemic.

    In a publication to the press, the English media stated Aston Villa versus Sheffield United and Manchester City versus Arsenal, both rescheduled matches will be played on June 17.

    After June 17, the 20 contending clubs would have taken part in 29 games going into the June 19-21 weekend, when the remaining soccer games will be expected to be in action.

    The last premier league fixture prior to the lockdown was Leicester City’s thrashing of Aston Villa in a match which ended 4-0 on March 9. After that soccer game, English Professional Football Association indefinitely suspended the remaining games with a notice of less than 5 days.

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    Shareholders in the English Premier League on Thursday this week gave the go-ahead for a proposition to allow the 92 outstanding soccer fixtures to be aired live in the U.K, as well as via the BBC.

    In a similar development, CNN reports that Liverpool Football Club is 25 points higher than Pep Guardiola’s side, Manchester City FC, which currently occupies second position in the league table. Liverpool FC only needs at least two straight wins to clinch the highly-coveted EPL title.

    If Liverpool FC emerges victorious as many fans strongly believe they ‘must’, the win would be her first in exactly 30 years.

    Just like the case is in Germany, which became the first European country to resume soccer games in both the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 on March 16, soccer games being played in the EPL would not allow fans to come into the stadium to watch or support their preferred teams from the stands

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    According to the BBC, all remaining soccer games before the end of the season will be played in empty stadiums without spectators and will be aired live on Sky Sports as well as some other media channels.

    Safety regulations have not yet been disclosed by the U.K government. Nevertheless, it is expected any disclosures made would confirm with the ongoing campaign to greatly minimize the spread of coronavirus among players, spectators and many others involved in the running of English football.

    Also, Daily Times confirmed that football teams have agreed to a closing date of Saturday, July 25.

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    It also stated that it would take about six weekends and three mid week rounds to finish the 2019/2020 season.

    The newspaper outfit said if the season went ahead as expected, the 340 million Pounds rebate to television companies could be cleared over a period of time.

    However, if the matches are not played for whatever reason, the entire amount will be paid in July.

    Meanwhile on Friday morning, the English Football Association will announce dates for quarter finals, semi final as well as final of the FA Cup.

    In another development, the last 16 second-leg games in the Champions’ League and Europa League shall be played between August 6 and 8.

    Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United as well as Wolverhampton Wanderers football clubs are still in contention. UEFA will talk about the plans at an official meeting in June, after which a conclusion would be made.

    Bazezew Zerihun
    Bazezew Zerihun
    Bazezew Zerihun is the Founder, CEO & EDITOR IN CHIEF of Awutar. He lives in Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. By profession, he is Blogger, Content Writer, Web Designer, and Developer. If you want to get in touch with him write via: [email protected]


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