FA, Premier League and EFL confirm intentions to complete 2019/20 domestic season

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The 2019/20 English football season will hopefully be completed at the earliest possible opportunity, according to the FA, the Premier League and the EFL.

Liverpool – 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League table – need just six more points to clinch the club’s 19th league title and their first for 30 years. However, the players and fans have had their inevitable celebrations put on hold due to the global Coronavirus pandemic.

Yesterday, it was reported in a joint statement from the FA, Premier League and the EFL that their aim was to finish the 2019/20 season whenever possible.

They also announced there will be no professional football played before April 30th in the UK.

We are united in our commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019/20 football season and ensuring all domestic and European club league and cup matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.

We have collectively supported UEFA in postponing EURO 2020 to create space in the calendar to ensure domestic and European club league and cup matches have an increased opportunity to be played and, in doing so, maintain the integrity of each competition.

The FA’s Rules and Regulations state that “the season shall terminate not later than the 1 June” and “each competition shall, within the limit laid down by The FA, determine the length of its own playing season”.

However, The FA’s Board has agreed for this limit to be extended indefinitely for the 2019/20 season in relation to Professional Football.

Additionally, we have collectively agreed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than 30 April.

Due to these unprecedented circumstances, the Premier League no longer has a completion deadline of June 1st.

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