During March 2020, the COVID-19 coronavirus forced most football leagues around the world to suspend their fixtures.
It goes without saying that this was absolutely the right thing to do, in order to save as many lives as possible, but when can we expect to see football being played again in our favourite leagues?
At Goal Profits, our Team Stats software covers 79 worldwide leagues. We track everything from the English Premier League, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A and Spanish La Liga right down to much smaller league competitions which play over the summer months.
It's not always easy to find the latest information for smaller leagues, but we have members all over the world sending local news. On this page, we will share what we know and regularly update the information as it comes in.
We hope that the world can return to some sort of normality in the near future. In the meantime, stay safe!
Belarus - Did not suspend
South Korea - Started on 8th May
Germany - Restarted on 16th May
Czech Republic - Restarted on 23rd May
Hungary - Restarted on 23rd May
Denmark - Restarted on 28th May
Poland - Restarted on 29th May
Serbia - Restarted on 29th May
Israel - Restarted on 30th May
Lithuania - Restarted on 30th May
Ukraine - Restarted on 30th May
Austria - Restarted on 2nd June
Confirmed Start Dates
Portugal - "The championship will restart on 3 June with Portimonense against Gil Vicente and Famalicao hosting leaders Porto - link
Bulgaria - "Bulgaria's football league will resume on June 5, the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) decided Thursday, with clubs allowed to start training as early as mid-May" - link
Croatia - "The first division will resume on 6 June" - link
Greece - "Greek Super League play-offs to officially begin on 6 June" - link
Spain - "La Liga to resume on 11 June, says Spanish league's president Javier Tebas" - link
Turkey - "The president of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF), Nihat Ozdemir, has announced that the Turkish Super Lig will resume play on June 12" - link
Iceland - "The Pepsi Max men's division begins on June 14" - link
Sweden - "The Swedish Government and the Public Health Authority today gave the go-ahead for Allsvenskan and Superettan to start according to plan on June 14" - link
Norway - "Further north, in Norway, professional sports are also being allowed to restart. Football leagues will resume fixtures from June 16" - link
England - "Premier League set to restart on 17 June with Man City v Arsenal and Villa v Sheff Utd" - link
Switzerland - "The Swiss Football League will resume from June 19 with matches taking place behind closed doors" - link
Italy - "Serie A gets green light to return on June 20 following coronavirus suspension" - link
England - "The Championship season is set to resume on 20 June" - link
Russia - "The RPL (the Russian Premier League) Executive Board made a decision last Friday to resume matches of the Russian Football Championship on June 21" - link
Finland - "The Finnish authorities confirmed what was already planned, that the 2020 season will finally start on 1st July in the Nordic country" - link
Proposed Start Dates
Romania - "The FRF hopes to resume the domestic top flight on June 13 but the decision needs government approval" - link
Ireland - "League of Ireland players begin pilot Covid-19 testing programme as return to football preparations ramp up" - link
Singapore - "The Singapore Premier League (SPL) should only restart in mid-July at the earliest, at least six weeks after the circuit breaker period ends on June 1" - link
Japan - "As it stands now, I don't know if it will be June or July, but we are preparing in the belief that play will resume" - link
China - "The CSL has ambitions of launching the season in late June or early July, and Chinese football authorities have drawn up detailed plans to keep players and fans safe" - link
Australia - "Football Federation Australia is working with clubs on a restart date, when all teams will assemble in one hub to finish the regular season and finals" - link
United States - "MLS hopes to bring all 26 teams to Orlando in early June, allow them to train for several weeks and then hold a tournament starting around July 3. Players would effectively be quarantined for about two months" - link
Colombia - "Professional football in Colombia could begin behind closed doors in August or September if other countries have success in restarting their own leagues" - link
UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues - "Uefa president Aleksander Cerefin says it has a "concrete plan" for finishing the European season in August" - link
England - "League Two clubs vote to end season, but League One teams fail to decide" - link
Brazil - "Brazil could become the first South American country where football returns" - link
Peru - "We have accepted the request of the FPF (Peruvian Football Federation) to allow professional clubs to return to training and, further down the track, to start playing again" - link
France - "The French prime minister, Edouard Philippe, has announced there will be no professional football in the country until at least September and the 2019-20 season in Ligue 1 and 2 will therefore end immediately" - link
Netherlands - "The Eredivisie - the top tier of football in the Netherlands - has been abandoned for the season with no title winners and no teams relegated" - link
Belgium - "Club Bruges have been declared Belgian champions after the country's Pro League confirmed last month's decision to bring the season to a premature halt because of coronavirus" - link
Scotland - "Celtic have been confirmed as Scottish champions for the ninth season in a row and Hearts have been relegated after the SPFL ended the season" - link
England - "National League clubs have voted to end the regular season at its current point, with promotion and relegation outcomes "under careful consideration" - link
Argentina - "Argentine Football Association (AFA) president Claudio Tapia said the remainder of the domestic season will be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic" - link
Mexico - "Liga MX has announced that it has cancelled the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic" - link
If you spot any news about football leagues resuming, please send us the link and we'll update this page.
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