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UK government ‘opening the door’ for Premier League June restart

Getty ImagesPlans to resume professional soccer in England progressed on 14th May with the UK government “opening the door” for a June resumption, according to the secretary of state for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Oliver Dowden. Dowden chaired a meeting with chief executives from the Premier League, the English Football League (EFL), which oversees the three tiers below the top flight, and national soccer body the Football Association (FA) to discuss plans to restart the season next month. He said: “Today’s positive meeting I hosted with the football authorities progressed plans for the resumption of the professional game in England. “We all agreed that we will only go ahead if it is safe to do so and the health and welfare of players, coaches and staff comes first. “The government is opening the door for competitive football to return safely in June. UK sport could be behind closed doors until vaccine is found“This should include widening access for fans to view live coverage and ensure finances from the game’s resumption supports the wider football family.

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