You’re forgiven if you’re having a hard time remembering which European leagues are starting when.
If only someone would come up with a color-coded map that lays out which leagues are canceled — both by choice and by national government mandate — which are already back, which are coming back soon, etc. …
Marca To The Rescue
Well, we have good news for you. And we have Spanish publication Marca to thank. The site has published an extremely handy “red light, yellow light, green light” breakdown including a (mostly) English-language explanation of the graphic, which refers to each country by their Spanish name. Germany=Alemania, but otherwise it’s pretty obvious who they mean when they say Francia, Italia, etc.
How Does It Work?
You’ll see that most leagues are either back or on the way back, with France, Belgium and the Netherlands forming the red block of countries that account for almost all the exceptions. The key below the graphic spells out the targeted return dates (if applicable). For those without dates listed, “sin definir” = undecided, “cancelada” = canceled, “en juego” = in play.
All in all, it’s a very useful look at the latest on a fluid situation across the continent — Gracias, Marca!