Coronavirus: UEFA favors a resumption of the season

UEFA chief medical professor Tim Meyer stressed that it may be possible to end the current football season despite the danger of the coronavirus.

Although both Ligue 1 and Eredivisie have announced that their season has ended, other championships are still optimistic about a recovery, despite the coronavirus crisis which continues to wreak havoc in the world.

An opinion shared by Tim Mayer, airman of the UEFA medical committee responsible for examining issues related to the return of the football season.

“In discussing any return to competitive elite football, the health of the players, all those involved in potential matches and the general public is of paramount importance,” he said in a statement, before additing :

“All football organizations planning to resume competitions will produce comprehensive protocols dictating the sanitary and operational conditions ensuring the protection of the health of those involved in the games and the integrity of public policy.”

Under conditions in accordance with government measures, Meyer believes that it is possible to plan to restart the suspended competitions during the 2019-2020 season.

The Premier League continues to work on a possible return in early June and has advised clubs to recall players and staff who may have traveled abroad for training from May. Same story on the Serie A side which already started planning training in mid-May.

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