UEFA outline plan to resume Premier League season as Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham await update

UEFA have proposed to resume football around July and August in a letter sent to all members across Europe.

All matches have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic but the European Club Association and European Leagues body have urged leagues not to abandon their seasons.

The Belgian top flight earlier became the first major European league to recommend that the season was ended with current standings declared as final.

In a letter seen by AP, UEFA said: “We are confident that football can restart in the months to come — with conditions that will be dictated by public authorities and believe that any decision of abandoning domestic competitions is, at this stage, premature and not justified.

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“Their work is now focusing on scenarios encompassing the months of July and August, including the possibility that the UEFA competitions restart after the completion of domestic leagues.

“A joint management of calendars is strictly required as the conclusion of the current season must be coordinated with the start of the new one, which may be partly impacted because of the overstretch.

“Closely following the development of the current situation, the calendar working group will indicate as soon as possible, and ideally by mid-May, which of the plans can be enacted for the completion of the season without leaving anyone behind.

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“Since participation in UEFA club competitions is determined by the sporting result achieved at the end of a full domestic competition, a premature termination would cast doubts about the fulfillment of such condition.”

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