PROFESSIONAL football may return to England in June.
UK’s Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said Thursday’s meeting with the Football Association, Premier League and English Football League had “progressed plans” and “include widening access for fans to view live coverage.”
The Premier League met on Monday to discuss “Project Restart” and hopes for a return to action on 12 June, with matches played behind closed doors, the BBC is reporting.
Dowen said, “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.”
He said, “It is now up to the football authorities to agree and finalise the detail of their plans, and there is combined goodwill to achieve this for their fans, the football community and the nation as a whole.
“The government and our medical experts will continue to offer guidance and support.”