Coronavirus: Premier League and EFL suspended until 3 April at earliest

All elite football in England has been suspended until at least 3 April as a result of the spread of coronavirus.

All Premier League games, EFL fixtures and matches in the FA Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship have been postponed.

The Premier League said action would resume on 4 April “subject to medical advice and conditions at the time”.

The Football Association said England’s games against Italy on 27 March and Denmark four days later are off.

The EFL, which hopes to resume play a day earlier, said clubs were also advised to suspend “non-essential activities” such as “player appearances, training ground visits and fan meetings”.

The suspension comes on a day of widespread sporting postponements worldwide.

  • Uefa has postponed next week’s Champions League and Europa League fixtures.
  • England’s Test cricket series in Sri Lanka has been cancelled.
  • Golf’s Players Championship in Florida was called off after one round.
  • French football’s governing body has suspended its top two leagues.
  • Formula E is suspended for two months, affecting races in Paris, Seoul and Jakarta.
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