Coronavirus: When Will Football Leagues Start Playing Again?

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!


Confirmed Start/Restart Dates

Ireland - "The FAI and the Premier and First Division clubs have agreed an 18-game season to kick off again on 31 July." - link

Egypt - "The EFA has announced that the Egyptian Premier League will resume on 6 August" - link

Peru - "The Liga 1 Apertura tournament - suspended on March 12 - will now restart on August 7" link

Uruguay - "Uruguay's top football division will resume on August 8 with a clash between traditional rivals Penarol and Nacional, authorities said on Wednesday" - link

Brazil - "The season will begin on August 9 and finish on February 24, with clubs mostly scheduled to play twice a week" - link


Suspended Leagues

Ecuador - "The National COE ratifies July 29, 2020 as a possible date for the restart of the Ecuadorian soccer championship" - link

India - "Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS), has indicated to the various sports federations including the All India Football Federation (AIFF) that they should prepare for the resumption of sports, with safety guidelines in place, by August." - link

Singapore - "Singapore's only professional sports league could resume games next month" - link

Chile - "Sports Minister Cecilia Pérez announced that football has permission to return to activity. The person in charge of the portfolio reported that the clubs of the First A and First B will receive special authorization to restart training in the coming days." - link

Colombia - "Colombia looks to get league restarted in August" - link


Restarted Winter Leagues

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

Ukraine - Restarted on 30th May

Austria - Restarted on 2nd June

Portugal - Restarted on 3rd June

Bulgaria - Restarted on 5th June

Croatia - Restarted on 5th June

Greece - Restarted on 6th June

Spain - Restarted on 10th June

Turkey - Restarted on 12th June

Romania - Restarted on 13th June

England - Restarted on 17th June

Italy - Restarted on 17th June

Russia - Restarted on 19th June

Switzerland - Restarted on 19th June

Australia - Restarted on 17th July

Qatar - Restarted on 24th July


Started/Restarted Summer Leagues

Belarus - Did not suspend

South Korea - Started on 8th May

Lithuania - Restarted on 30th May

Iceland - Started on 13th June

Sweden - Started on 14th June

Norway - Started on 16th June

Finland - Started on 27th June

Japan - Restarted on 27th June

United States - Restarted on 8th July

Paraguay - Restarted on 17th July

China - Started on 25th July


Cancelled Leagues

Argentina - "Argentine Football Association (AFA) president Claudio Tapia said the remainder of the domestic season will be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic" - 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

Bosnia - "Bosnian football body ended the 2019-20 season's competitions over the coronavirus pandemic, declaring defending champions FK Sarajevo as the premier league winners" - link

England - "League One & League Two clubs vote to end seasons early" - 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

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

Mexico - "Liga MX has announced that it has cancelled the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic" - 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

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

UAE - "The UAE Pro League will not crown a champion for the 2019-20 season after the decision to cancel the campaign due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, it said on Thursday" - link


Breaking News!

If you spot any news about football leagues resuming, please send us the link and we'll update this page.


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