On Tuesday, French PM Edouard Philippe said that the football will return only after September, thus ending all hopes of finishing the ongoing 2019/20 season.
“The 2019-20 season of professional sports, including football, will not be able to resume. It will be possible, on sunny days, to practice an individual sporting activity outdoors, obviously respecting the rules of social distancing. It will not be possible, neither to practice sport in covered places nor team or contact sports,” the French Prime Minister said while speaking to the media.
Last week, the Dutch FA decided to cancel the remainder of the Dutch football league immediately due to the coronavirus pandemic. In an announcement, the authorities stated that the decision was necessary and took note that it will “cause great disappointment” to some fans and clubs.