Big football is slowly but surely coming back to Europe.
So, the national League of the three countries — Austria, Portugal and the Czech Republic — have officially announced the resumption of the Championships, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Country.
Who will catch the Port?
Professional football League of Portugal announced that the 2019/2020 season in the elite division will resume June 4. Recall that the national championship of Portugal was suspended on 12 March, the epidemic Covid-19.
“For several days, meetings were held between the various organizations that coordinate and ensure the resumption of the season. Have taken all measures to ensure security and limit the risks of coronavirus infection. June 4 will be the first match of the 25th round,” — said the press service.
The leader in the championship of Portugal is Porto with 60 points, followed by Benfica (59) and Braga (46). Prior to the completion of the season left to play ten rounds.
In the Czech Republic all players will undergo tests
Yesterday, may 12, at the meeting of the Council of the League representatives of clubs in the Czech Republic approved the renewal of both professional competitions. Czech Republic championship will begin on Saturday, may 23, postponed the match of the 23rd round of the First League “Teplice” — Slovan Liberec. The season will last without an audience July 18 with the possibility of extension until August 2.
“The situation is favorable, it allows you to go back to football. If all players and members of the team will be two tests, nothing will prevent the start,” said Rastislav Majar, the main guarantor of the working group of the Ministry of health of the Czech Republic on mitigation measures taken to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Before restart, every player must pass two tests for the coronavirus. They will be repeated before each of the remaining six rounds of the regular season. Representatives of the Football League Association (LFA) agreed on these conditions in negotiations with the Ministry of health of the Czech Republic. In addition to players, the tests also pass, the coaches, their assistants, massage therapists and other members of the teams of the First and Second League.
The representatives of the clubs had to approve changes to the calendar and to agree on the extension of the racing season until July. Players who refuse to renew his contract until mid-July, will not be able to play. The contracts, valid from 1st July shall be valid from the start of the next season, the earliest on 3 August. However, it’s not official yet, the decision of the International football Federation (FIFA) about the transfer window has not yet been made.
In the First Czech League left to play for with six games of the regular season (until 14 June) and five rounds of the round of the playoffs (June 20), and duels playoffs over the participation in European competitions. In the Second League left to play thirteen rounds of which will be two during the week and the winner will be announced no later than July 8.
In the semi-finals of the Czech Cup 17 Jun Sparta will face Viktoria Plzen and Sigma Olomouc, with Slovan Liberec, the final will take place on 1 July. The season should end on July 18 by the end of the playoffs, but officially, according to the decision of European football Union (UEFA), he could last until August 2, which can be possible rescheduled meeting.
Austria kicks off on may 30 with the match of Salzburg, Austria
The Austrian authorities also approved the decision on the resumption of the football championship. It is reported by the Austrian football Association (ÖFB) in the official Twitter.
“Green light! The Federal government agreed on basic provisions for the continuation of competition in the Bundesliga. The regulation applies to all team sports in the open air in the field of elite sports”, — the press-service of the Austrian Bundesliga.
It is planned that 30 may will host the final of the Cup of Austria between Salzburg and Austria. Then will resume and championship matches, the finish of which there are only ten rounds. Games will start from 2 June. They will be held in front of empty stands.