The England national team had to cancel two friendly matches because of Covid-19
The England national football team canceled two friendly matches against Italy and Denmark in late March due to the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic in Europe. This is the result of an extraordinary meeting between the English Football Federation, the English Football Association and its related units today.
The parties agreed to postpone all football activities in the foggy country until 4 May to prevent the spread of disease caused by the new strain of the corona virus.
Members of the Everton, Watford, and Bournemouth football clubs have also quarantined themselves after members of those teams showed signs of Covid-19 infection. Earlier, both Arsenal and Chelsea were quarantined because coach Mikel Arteta and player Callum Hudson-Odoi were infected with the new strain of coronavirus.
The Premier League organizing committee decided on the fate of the season
and on April 16, the Premier League team, along with the top clubs, will meet online to decide the fate of the remaining matches of this season. A proposal expected to be made at the next meeting is that the tournament will end on June 30, whether or not the remaining 92 matches will be kicked. Independent newspaper said there are 9 clubs supporting the proposal proposed to complete before June 30.
One of the reasons clubs wanted the tournament to end on June 30 was because they were worried about the contractual maturity of the players at the time mentioned above. Although FIFA has decided that clubs can extend their contracts with the players until the end of the season, teams in the UK are concerned that this will entail contracting laws in the UK.
Previous meetings discussed the financial and salary issues of the players in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic, crippling the club’s business operations. Today’s meeting will discuss the best solution to complete this season.
However, football officials in the UK are still uncertain when the top league of the Mist will return. On April 3, the Premier League organizers declared the tournament to be postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 epidemic and will return at a “safe and appropriate time”.