UEFA has today given a deadline of May 25 for all European Leagues to have their plans to restart their seasons drawn up.
This has come off the back of the game being shut down, worldwide, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but as countries start to make moves to help life return to normal, UEFA has decided that now is the time that football follows suit.
National associations and/or leagues should be in a position to communicate to UEFA by 25 May 2020 the planned restart of their domestic competitions including the date of restart and the relevant competition format.”
This means that if your country has any intention of finishing their domestic season, then they’ll have to know how they’re going to do that by then or the season will be abandoned.
Talking of which, UEFA has also decided that any league that has been terminated early will have to;
explain the special circumstances justifying such premature termination”
Or face being kicked out of European Competitions for the 2020/2021 campaign.
It appears that the only acceptable reason for any country not completing its season, according to UEFA, is because that countries government refuses to allow sporting events to be held.
So any fans of the Eredivisie might be on tenterhooks for the next few weeks.