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Premier League Facing Pressure From UEFA As FA Hopes To Finish Season By End Of July

Premier League return: English top-flight officials hope to complete the 2019-20 season by the end of July amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Premier League players have been training indoors ever since the 2019-20 season was suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK. England has been one of the worst-affected countries by the coronavirus pandemic which has seen more than 21,000 citizens lose their lives due to the deadly virus. Government officials are working round the clock to help the Premier League season completion at least by the end of July.

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English FA hopes to wrap up 2019-20 season by end of July

British publication The Sun reported that Premier League chiefs have now backed a July 31 deadline. UEFA officials have put pressure on the English FA regarding the Premier League season completion as well as on other major European leagues. European Leagues head Lars Christer Olsson had earlier said, "The ambition has been the end of July to finish domestic leagues, then we can try to play the final phase of European competitions in August. There will have to be some flexibility from UEFA." Serie A players will resume training in May while Bundesliga matches are also scheduled to start towards the end of next month. The NHS coronavirus update has given some sort of hope to league officials but the COVID-19 outbreak is yet to be brought under control.

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NHS coronavirus update as of April 26, 2020

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