Premier League Set To Restart On June 17th With Two Games


The Premier League are hoping to finish their season on August 2nd and then the FA Cup final would be held the following weekend, with UEFA hoping to finish the Champions League and Europa League in August as well.

Football has already resumed in Germany, with three rounds of the Bundesliga played in empty stadiums.

Another game may be played on June 19th, which is a Friday, with the full fixtures understood to be starting on Saturday June 20th with matches staggered across the weekend.

They also confirmed all the remaining games of the season will be shown in the United Kingdom on the channels now with rights to broadcast the league - Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC and Amazon Prime.

Two matches - Aston Villa vs Sheffield United and Manchester City vs Arsenal - will take place on June 17, with a full slate two days later on June 19. "Italy is getting back on its feet and it is only right that football should do the same".

The planned kick-off times in the United Kingdom for live matches will also differ from the traditional times.

On Wednesday, all the clubs made a decision to start the contract training, having started non-contact one a week prior.

La Liga can resume on 8th of June
DAILY POST recalls that La Liga had been suspended for the past two to three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Though a 12 June restart is preferred, La Liga have yet to confirm the exact date when action will resume.

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Oliver Dowden tweeted his support for today's Premier League announcement. Liverpool were leading the division with 82 points in 29 games.

The Premier League has reportedly agreed on a date to return to play following the COVID-19 shutdown.

"Today we have provisionally agreed to resume the Premier League on Wednesday, June 17", said Premier League chief executive Richard Masters.

La Liga has been granted permission to restart in the week commencing June 8, while Serie A clubs are awaiting the green light from the Italian government to resume next month.

"But I think it is a good idea to prioritise games that have to be played first relatively early in the schedule".

Norwich also have home league games against Everton, Brighton, West Ham and Burnley, with trips to Arsenal, Chelsea, Watford and Manchester City scheduled as well.

Rob Webster, managing director of Sky Sports, said: "Sky Sports strives to be sport's best partner, and our desire to connect football fans to more of what they love has never been stronger".