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Premier League begins sighting return in June

The Premier League begins to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The English championship, on hold since mid-March, expects a return to training sooner rather than later and a start to the competition in early June.

The deadline to finish the season that the Premier wants to reach is July 31, once it is deemed impossible to finalize before June 30 and avoid conflicts with player contracts (Willian and Vertonghen, for example) and sponsors ( Nike with Liverpool) that end on that date.

With lockdown in the UK in place until at least May 7, some clubs have started to open the doors of their training centers. Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal, which were closed since Mikel Arteta's positive, have raised the curtain and the players can now go to train individually. The footballers have a particular schedule and attend the facilities in shifts, avoiding getting together, in the style of what Wolverhampton Wanderers has been doing for weeks, for example.

The quarantine in the United Kingdom is softer than in other European countries such as Spain and citizens are allowed one hour of exercise in the open air, which causes optimism for a progressive return to group training.

According to the English press, the return to competition could be on June 8, leaving almost two months to complete the eight remaining days of the Premier (92 games) and pave the way to play the European competitions in August.

To reaffirm these intentions, the clubs will meet in videoconference this Friday, as they have done in the past few weeks.

Despite seeing a possible date, there are still many questions to be resolved, such as the tests to soccer players to determine that they are suitable to play, if they will be the matches behind closed doors (it is the most plausible option) and if it will be played in the usual fields or It will be held at a central venue, to avoid possible propagation.

In addition, one of the options that the Premier manages is to televise the matches for free so that the fans do not tend to congregate, either at home or even on the streets when celebrating a title. EFE

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