Football re-starts in Western Europe

Who’s playing football now in Western Europe? There’s much confuse these days about leagues that are about to start and these that are about to end. It’s time for a recap. Here’s a list by country.

ENGLAND: Premier League is about to re-start in June 17th. Full match schedule will be played over the weekend 19-21 June. Liverpool FC has a 25-point lead over Manchester City with 9 matches to follow.

WALES: The 2019-20 Cymru League was cancelled after a decision by the League board on May 19th. Connah’s Quay Nomads FC were declared champions.

SCOTLAND: The 2019-20 Scottish Premiership was suspended on May 18th. Celtic FC won a ninth consecutive title.

NORTHERN IRELAND: The 2019-20 NIFL Premiership was suspended in early March. According to further decisions, the season is about to continue in August or September 2020. There’s a whole playoff-playout stage to be played, Linfield FC has a 4-point lead over Coleraine FC.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: The 2020 League of Ireland stopped in early March at Week 5. There’s a contingency plan to complete the season at a later date with a reduced number of games.

PORTUGAL: The 2019-20 Primeira Liga started on June 4th with 9 weeks to go. Benfica and Porto are tied in 60 points after 25 matches.

SPAIN: 2019-20 La Liga was indefinitely suspended on March 23th, but they’re about to start again in mid-June and play the remaining 11 weeks till July 27th. FC Barcelona has a narrow 2-point lead over Real Madrid CF.

FRANCE: The 2019-2020 Ligue 1 has ended abruptly on April 28th, with the LFP decision to suspend it. Paris Saint Germain were declared champions.

ANDORRA: The 2019-20 Primera Division has stopped during the 3rd round with three weeks remaining. There’s no decision yet about the future. Inter Club d’Escaldes is leading the table for the time being.

GIBRALTAR: The 2019-20 National League was declared null and void on May 7th. Championship title would remain vacant.

BELGIUM:  The 2019-20 First Division A was cancelled on April 2nd. On May 15th the General Assembly confirmed Club Brugge as champions.

NETHERLANDS: The 2019-20 Eredivisie stopped on March 8th and was indefinitely abandoned on April 24th. The following day it was declared void. No championship title awarded.

LUXEMBOURG: The 2019-20 National Division was abandoned on April 28th with only 17 of total 26 weeks played. Title was not awarded, the league will be expanded to 16 for next season.

GERMANY: The 2019-20 Bundesliga re-started on May 16th, with a tight schedule to accommodate 9 fixtures till June 27th. FC  Bayern Munchen has a 7-point  lead over Borussia Dortmund with 5 matches remaining.

AUSTRIA: The playoff-playout stage of Austrian 2019-20 Bundesliga started on June 3rd and will be completed on July 5th. FC Salzburg has a 5-point lead over Wolfsberger AC.

SWITZERLAND: The 2019-20 Superleague stopped on early March and  will continue on June 19th till July 29th. There are still 13 weeks to be played. Young Boys and Saint Gallen are tied to 45 points after 23 matches.

ICELAND: 2020 Urvalsdeild will start on Saturday June 13th.

DENMARK: 2019-20 Superligaen started again in May 28th and regular season will end on June 7th. There’s a playoff and playout stage to be played.

FAROE ISLANDS: 2020 Meistaradeildin started on May 9th.

FINLAND: 2020 Veikkausliiga is about to start in mid-June.

NORWAY: 2020 Eliteserien will officially start on Tuesday June 16th.

SWEDEN: 2020 Allsvenskan will start on Sunday June 14th.

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