Turkey’s Süper Lig will resume matches on June 12, practically three months after the league was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Turkish Football Federation President Nihat Özdemir introduced Wednesday.
Speaking to reporters after a 4-hour assembly with best football officers and executives, Özdemir stated the league would begin in June and finish in July.
Özdemir stated the precise particulars on how the matches will probably be performed could be determined after a gathering between federation officers and the nation’s Corona Virus Science Board.
All matches in the top-flight league had been postponed, together with all basketball and volleyball matches on March 19, after Turkey confirmed its first Corona Virus case. The Turkish Süper Lig nonetheless had eight weeks to go earlier than the league’s conclusion prior to the postponement.
Özdemir additionally stated Turkey expects to host the Champions League ultimate in Istanbul in August as deliberate earlier than the outbreak.
The resolution to resume matches got here as governments throughout the globe look to restart sports activities in a managed method as Corona Virus circumstances appear to have reached a plateau.
Europe’s top-tier leagues, together with Serie A, Bundesliga, La Liga and Premier League, are anticipated to resume matches, with governments of their respective nations signaling easing restrictions on coaching for athletes.
Only France and the Netherlands have to this point determined to finish their football leagues prematurely.