English association canceled the 2019/2020 season
As of March 26, 2020 | Reading time: 2 minutes
The discussion is taking place across Europe. How should the season be handled in times of Corona: catch up? Freeze the table? Validate? England decided. Initially only for the amateur sector.
Es is a decision that may also be facing other associations such as the DFB. The question of what consequence is to be drawn from the game that is currently dormant in all European countries except Belarus is affecting the bodies across the continent.
In the discussion: the relocation of the outstanding seasonal games in the summer or autumn, a freeze of the table at the current status or the devaluation of all previous games and results. The English Football Association has made a first clear decision in this regard, at least for the majority of the leagues.
For the English clubs in the seventh division and all leagues below, the season has ended with immediate effect. The FA and the National League System (NLS) responsible for competitions below the fourth division agreed on this, as the FA announced on Thursday. In doing so, those responsible responded to the coronavirus pandemic.
No relegation and advancement in England
By canceling all previous results for the 2019/20 season in the relevant competitions, all clubs will remain in their previous game classes. Teams that were already considered safe relegated teams remained in the league. On the other hand, the successful season of numerous teams remains uncrowned. There is no climb.
Those responsible left it open whether the practice will also be implemented in the higher leagues. Next, as soon as possible, the regulations for the fifth and sixth leagues will be clarified. The functionaries left it completely open what influence this has on leagues one to three.
The fact that the fifth and sixth leagues were excluded from the current decision could indicate that another solution is being sought. Which could also apply to the top three leagues. For women, from the third to the seventh league, all seasons are ended and the results are also canceled.