MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Premier League clubs will discuss plans for resuming the season in a conference call on Friday but the practicalities of how to even begin training will be the first obstacle they have to overcome with “Project Restart”.
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Premier League – Southampton v Aston Villa – St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, Britain – February 22, 2020 General view of match balls on the pitch before the match Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs
The league is hoping the U.K government, which is due to review coronavirus lockdown restrictions on May 7, will give the go-ahead to a return to training, albeit with strict medical guidelines in place.
Getting players back on the training field would clear the way to an eventual resumption of the season in early June with games expected to be held behind closed doors, possibly at neutral venues. No matches have taken place since March 9.
Although European soccer’s governing body UEFA has set a…
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