Planning a Football Trip over the next few months – This Coronavirus Update helps with information on league suspensions to help people who may have planned football trips in March, April and the rest of 2020.
Premier League football (soccer) matches have been suspended in England until April 3rd due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. So watching football in the UK is off and that is also case around the world. So if you are planning a football trip in March or April it unfortunately looks likely to be cancelled. As for the rest of the year we will just have to wait and see.
Here is our guide to football suspensions around the world;
Scotland has also suspended domestic professional and grassroots football until further notice.
Uefa has postponed all continental tournaments, including all of next week’s Champions League and Europa League fixtures. A decision will be made next week on Euro 2020 which may be delayed by a season. This will also impact on the Uefa Nations League due to start in September 2020.
League football has pretty much stopped around Europe;
Italy have suspended the league until the 3rd April although this is likely to be extended to the 3rd May soon. All travel to and from Italy is currently suspended.
La Liga has been suspended for at least the next two weeks. This affects all matchday 28 and 29 fixtures. All travel to and from Spain is currently suspended. Copa del Rey final between Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao on April 18 postponed.
The Bundesliga was suspended this week and will meet again on Monday, most likely to suspend games until the 2nd April.
Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) – French football’s governing body – suspended all Ligue 1 and 2 games on Friday. Games in France were already to be played behind closed doors after a ban on all gatherings of more than 1,000 people to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and has now shutdown all non essential places used by the public.
The Portuguese league announced this Thursday that Liga NOS and the LEDMAN Pro will be suspended indefinitely.
All football in the Netherlands has been suspended until the end of the month because of the coronavirus epidemic, which means the Dutch national team have cancelled warm-up matches ahead of the European Championship.
Swiss football league suspended until at least March 23.
Austrian football is suspended until the 3rd April
The Polish league Ekstraklasa has been suspended until at least April.
The Ukraine Premier League will go behind closed doors until April 3.
The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has announced the postponement of all football matches under its jurisdiction until March 29 with immediate effect.
On Thursday, the Czech Republic declared a 30-day state of emergency and barred entry to non-residents from coronavirus-affected countries, as well as partially closing its borders. There is no football there either.
A border closure will be in effect in Denmark from March 14 until April 13.
Anyone traveling to Norway from outside the Nordic region must self-isolate for two weeks, according to the Norwegian Health Directorate. The restrictions put in place March 12 are scheduled to last until March 26.
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