The European Football Federation (UEFA) sent a letter asking for the European leagues to postpone the return date in July and August to end the full season, but Belgium’s Pro League is still canceled.
Belgium’s Pro League was also the first European league to be canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the club was awarded to Club Bruges, who were topping the table with 70 points after 29 rounds.
The Belgian league usually after 30 rounds will play more play-offs to determine the championship, the European Cup and relegation. However, this season because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the organizers decided to cancel and determine the current ranking.
The St.Truiden club is currently ranked 12th, with the cancellation also not affected the possibility of relegation (1 interest). On April 15, Belgium’s Pro League organizers will meet next to calculate whether or not they can relegate, as it affects the promotion team next season.
In Europe, the top leagues such as the Premier League, Serie A (Italy), La Liga (Spain), Bundesliga (Germany) or Ligue 1 (France) are also facing the possibility of cancelling the season despite UEFA recommendation.
This week the Premier League clubs meet and the possibility of a rematch on April 30 will not be possible, according to BBC Sport journalist Simon Stone.
The British press also said that UEFA warned clubs not to try to pressure the league to cancel, because they continued to extend the time to return to play until July and August.
However, as many countries in Europe are still in crisis due to the Covid-19 epidemic, even in the UK where upcoming stadiums can be used as field hospitals to care for infected people, the likelihood of the season. The recurrence will be very difficult to become reality.
Therefore, the top leagues in Europe may have to follow the decision as Belgium’s Pro League is canceling the season.