FIFA Advises Leagues To Resume Next Season

FIFA chief doctor Michel d’Hooghe has warned against restarting the current football campaign urging that league should focus their energy on making plan for next season.

European league have until 2 May to decide whether they will continue with their seasons or inform the governing body UEFA of their cancellation.

Speaking to the media, FIFA chief doctor proposed that no football should be played until atleast late August.

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“My proposal is if it is possible, avoid playing competitive football in the coming weeks. Try to be prepared for the start of good competition next season,” he said.

“There is a risk and it is not a risk that has small consequences,” continued D’Hooghe.

“It can have consequences of life and death and that is why I am so careful and I ask everyone to be very careful before deciding to play again.

“I speak as a medical doctor, I don’t have to speak as an organiser of matches, but for the moment from my medical standpoint I would be very sceptical.”

On Teusday, the top two Frenh Leagues were abandoned. The Dutch top flight was abandoned on Friday with no promotion or relegation and no champions, while on Monday Belgian clubs postponed a vote on confirming the cancellation of their top flight until next week.

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