EFL ends academy season in England due to COVID-19 pandemic
The 2019-20 youth academy season in England has been finished due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the English soccer league ( EFL ) said on Friday.
Professional soccer has been suspended indefinitely in the country since mid-March due to the outbreak that has infected 165,221 people in the country. United Kingdom , resulting in 26,097 deaths.
The EFL said the decision was made independent of discussions regarding the potential restart of the season for the senior teams and they would make another announcement on the final league standings at a future date.
The EFL has today confirmed that the Academy Games Program for the 2019-20 season has been terminated with immediate effect, it said in a statement.
In addition, the matches of the 2020-21 academy season are not intended to start earlier than expected.
Teams competing from the Under-9 to Under-23 categories are affected while the EFL also confirmed the Central League, a competition for reserve team players looking to break into the first team, would not be rescheduling fixtures either.
Premier league The clubs will meet later on Friday to discuss plans to resume training and complete the season.