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Premier League to resume on 17th June with Man City v Arsenal

Getty ImagesEnglish soccer's top-flight Premier League will restart after its coronavirus-enforced suspension on 17th June, it has been confirmed. Executives from the Premier League's 20 clubs gathered for a shareholders’ meeting on 28th May, and have now reached an agreement over when the remaining rounds of games will be played. Coronavirus: News, views and insights during the Covid-19 pandemicTwo rearranged matches – Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal – will be played first, before the first full round of games on the weekend of 20th and 21st June. Due to the ongoing threat of Covid-19, matches will take place behind closed doors, with at least one kick-off slot every day of the week.  Shareholders also approved a proposal that would see all 92 remaining matches broadcast live in the UK by the Premier League’s existing domestic broadcast partners: Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC Sport and Amazon Prime. The BBC, the British public service broadcaster, is set to show four games live on free-to-air TV, a first for the Premier League.

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