Premier League clubs will ‘resume talks on April 3 to discuss football’s future amid coronavirus crisis’ with FIFA and UEFA set to speak this week
- The football calendar has been decimated because of the coronavirus pandemic
- The Premier League has been further postponed until April 30 at the earliest
- There is still so much at stake for many clubs in the Premier League this season
- Title needs to be sealed, while relegation and Euro spots are to be determined
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The sporting calendar has been decimated due to the coronavirus pandemic, with it recently being announced that the suspension of football throughout England has now been extended until April 30 at earliest.
And according to Sky Sports, the 20 Premier league clubs are due to resume talks at the beginning of April to discuss what next for football as they desperately battle to salvage the season.
The future of this season’s Premier League remains up in the air due to the coronavirus crisis
Premier League clubs are set to resume talks on April 3 to discuss the future of the season
The report also claims that both FIFA and UEFA will hold further talks this week to discuss ‘longer-term’ fixtures.
It was further reported that the Premier League clubs hope they will have more details from the government and football working groups to aid their discussions at the scheduled meeting on April 3.
Footballing authorities are determined to finish the current domestic season with so much still on the line for most clubs, including the title, European spots and relegation.
It was reported earlier on Sunday that the Premier League is formulating a new contingency plan to finish the season which involves fixtures resuming from June 1 and all matches being played within a timeframe of just six weeks.
Liverpool are desperate for the season to be completed with them on the brink of winning title
The Premier League’s schedule proposal would allow the 2020-2021 campaign to begin on time, on August 8 – four weeks after the end of the previous season.
It could prevent a financial catastrophe for clubs with mammoth wage bills to pay and no matchday revenue to support them. Lucrative TV deals could also be hit, with no football currently available to broadcast.
According to the Telegraph, the June 1 start date, which is in just 10 weeks’ time, is not set in stone but more of a target for the Premier League, with the Football Association determined for the season to be concluded.
The Telegraph’s report also states that games would be played behind closed doors while the Premier League would require the government to sanction the presence of emergency crews within the…